Low pay rises forecast for 2021

Wage growth is expected to remain depressed in the year ahead, according to the latest research from pay analysts XpertHR. Pay awards have been falling, with the median basic pay award worth 2.2% over the past 12 months, down from 2.5% this time last year. Looking at...

Holiday pay and entitlement changes impact employers

Samantha Mann considers the impact that the recent change to reference periods for calculating holiday entitlement has had on employers. In the Taylor Review of Modern Working Practice, one of the recommendations was for the need to reform holiday pay entitlements, to...

Want to help working mothers? Focus on paternity

As France increases its paternity leave – which is set at very different levels across Europe – Nic Hammarling argues that working mothers will only achieve a level playing field once some firmly entrenched stereotypes are broken down.  A short while ago, I was asked...