Furlough Scheme Finishes at the End of October, Regardless of Waves, Stats and Rs

Someone within government is confident that we've whacked this coronavirus thing on the head thanks to our trademarked mixture of remembering the war and having a barbecue about it, as the furlough wage support scheme is to finish at the end of October. Read More >>

Greggs Would Pay Staff Should They Need a Self-Isolation Mini Break at Home

Imagine the unthinkable. Imagine Greggs operating at anything less than full capacity. That disaster scenario has been addressed by the company in its latest set of financial results, in which it considers the impact of a huge coronavirus outbreak on its flaky pastry supply chains and confirms that it would pay staff during any forced time off for a bout of medicinal self-isolation. Read More >>

Restaurants Face Ban on Top Slicing Staff Tips

The prime minister has said something that isn't incomprehensible legal negotiation politics for once, stepping into the row about the common practice of restaurant chains keeping a proportion of staff tip money for themselves. A forthcoming law change will put an end to it, making it a crime to touch the few quid diners leave on the table for their service. Read More >>

Wagamama Outed as Top Minimum Wage Dodger

High street bucket-o'-noodles specialist Wagamama has been shamed by the government, which has put it at the top of the league table when it comes to not paying its staff the legal minimum wage. Read More >>

12,000 Argos Workers Due a Minimum Wage Payout

Something good is about to happen to people who work for Argos for a change, as the retailer has been outed as the UK's worst staff under-payer -- meaning around 12,000 of its employees are about to get a share of the payback kitty. Read More >>

Robots Are Already Replacing Human Workers at an Alarming Rate

We all know, or at least suspect, that robots are taking people’s jobs, but new research shows the dramatic degree to which industrial robots are replacing human workers and forcing down wages. Read More >>

Young People Getting Poorer and Old People Getting Richer, Thanks to David Cameron

The British youth is quickly becoming a ‘new economic underclass’, while older people get wealthier, according to a report from the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC). Not only do youngsters have a poorer chance of securing a job, but those already in work, who saw their pay fall during the economic downturn, are apparently also the least likely to have felt any positive effects since the recovery. Read More >>

The Queen’s Cleaner Only Barely Makes Minimum Wage

The UK's monarchy is advertising for a new travelling cleaner, although with a starting salary of just £14,400 for a 40-hour week you'd be better off down your local ASDA or staying at home pretending to be unemployable. Read More >>

UK’s Minimum Wage May Pop to £7 an Hour as Country Plods into Recovery Mode

Chancellor George "Cockney" Osborne has come out in favour of a shock, inflation-busting rise in the minimum wage, suggesting that those on the adult minimum pay structure might be earning a basic £7 an hour by the year 2015. Read More >>

It’s National Party Time Again as UK Minimum Wage Rockets by 12p an Hour

If you are lucky/unlucky enough to have a job that pays the UK's minimum wage you can afford to treat yourself to a sandwich from the luxury ranges today, thanks to the hourly minimum pay rate rocketing by 12p to sit at £6.31 per hour. Read More >>