Female managers in the UK earn close to £12,000 less on average than their male counterparts, new research has found. The gender pay gap for the UK's 3.3 million managers now stands at 26.8%, according to analysis by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and XpertHR. The figure is considerably higher than the average of 18.1%
The number of EU workers looking for jobs in the UK has plummeted by more than 40% in some member states, according to research by recruitment website, CV-Library. According to the data, searches on the website from users in Belgium, Slovenia and the Netherlands dropped substantially since the UK referendum vote. Belgians looking for work
It is "crunch time" for UK finance firms in Brexit negotiations, an influential lobby group has said. British businesses and the economy as a whole need a transition period as the UK leaves the European Union, The City UK said. Economist and former Brexit campaigner Gerard Lyons also said a transition period would be good for Britain.
The number of people on zero-hours contracts in their main job has fallen slightly, according to the latest official figures. Between April and June 2017, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said that 883,000 people were on contracts that do not guarantee work. This is 2.2% lower than the figure from the same period in
Men in the UK would like to have more options for working flexibly, a report has found. In the past, pressure for the opportunity to work part-time or flexibly has usually come from women trying to juggle childcare and work. But four in five of the men surveyed by the consultancy, Timewise, said they would
Francis (Lord) Maude, ex Minister for the Cabinet Office and de facto “minister for procurement” from 2010-15 has laid into the civil service. Civil Service World reports: Discussing the future of the civil service as part of a lecture series hosted by the speaker of the House of Commons, he said he had been lied
UK businesses are failing to invest in their workforces and new technology, relying on cheap labour instead, according to a think tank report. As a result, the potential of the bottom 20% of the workforce is being "wasted", the Centre for Social Justice says. It is one cause of the UK's "sluggish" productivity growth, it
Business leaders who employ around one million workers in the UK and EU will sign a letter this weekend, imploring both sides of the Brexit negotiations to get a move on. A draft of the letter, seen by the BBC, urges negotiators to clarify the rights of UK and EU citizens working abroad by October.
Unemployment in the UK fell by 75,000 in the three months to July, official figures show, bringing the jobless rate down to 4.3%. This is a fresh 42-year low, but a squeeze on real incomes continues. Wages in the period were 2.1% higher than a year earlier, little changed from previous months' growth rates. With inflation
UK businesses are running the risk of employing forced labour because they do not know enough about their staff, researchers have warned. Firms are realising that often they do not fully trace the backgrounds of workers, a study by the University of Sheffield and University of Bath found. It means their checks are not "fit