Future of Work

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BREXIT’S DAMAGE TO THE CITY WILL INVOLVE JOB LOSSES SAYS BOSS OF RBS

The damage to the City from Brexit is “going to be quite considerable over time” and will result in job losses, the chairman of RBS has warned. Sir Howard Davies said there would “definitely be a cost” to British jobs, adding that the question was whether Britain could negotiate enough market access so that the […]

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UBER TO APPEAL AS TRANSPORT FOR LONDON REFUSES TO RENEW ITS PRIVATE HIRE LICENCE

Uber will not be issued a new private hire licence, Transport for London (TfL) has said. TfL concluded the ride-hailing app firm was not fit and proper to hold a private hire operator licence. Uber’s approach and conduct demonstrated a lack of corporate responsibility which could have potential public safety and security implications, it said. […]

Asda

ASDA PRESSED ON EQUAL PAY FOR FEMALE STORE WORKERS AFTER TRIBUNAL RULING

Supermarket giant Asda is being urged to solve a “wide-ranging” industry problem of equal pay after a ruling on jobs of equal value. The Employment Appeal Tribunal decided that jobs in Asda stores were comparable to those in the firm’s distribution centre. The GMB union said it wanted to find a “sensible solution” to its […]

Gender balance

UK COMPANIES COMMITTED TO GENDER PAY GAP REPORTING BUT SLOW TO PUBLISH

Although supportive of Gender Pay Gap reporting in principle, the majority of UK companies see the need to create a narrative around their figures which is slowing down publication, according to a recent survey by Mercer. The survey shows that although perceptions of the regulations have improved since being made final, companies find the regulations […]

Retirement

GLOBAL SURVEY HIGHLIGHTS WORKPLACE SAVINGS KEY FOR RETIREMENT INCOME

A global study looking into people’s retirement outlook revealed that the UK is world leading in ensuring that workplace savings are a key to providing retirement income. The research*, carried out by Aegon in 15 countries across the Americas, Europe, Asia and Australia, provides insights on what retirement means to people across the globe. While […]

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ONE IN TWO NEW RETIREES PLANNING TO WORK PAST STATE PENSION AGE

More than half of people planning to retire this year would consider, or already are, working past their state pension age, research has found. Some 51% of people surveyed are working past their state pension age or would consider doing so, Prudential found. This marks the fifth year in a row of the surveys by […]