Wellbeing

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JOHN LEWIS TAKES £36M PROFITS HIT FOR FAILURE TO PAY MINIMUM WAGE

John Lewis has taken a £36m hit to profits to cover potential back payments to staff after breaching National Minimum Wage rules. The retailer said the issue related to the use of pay averaging, which spreads workers’ pay evenly over the year. It said employees were paid the correct amount over the course of the […]

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ONE IN FIVE SAY THEY SLEEP POORLY MOST NIGHTS

Curtains and interior accessories specialist Curtains.com has recently created an infographic exploring the nation’s sleeping habits, which seems to confirm a commonly held view: sleep quality in the UK leaves much to be desired.   With as many as 22% of the population saying they sleep poorly most nights (and a further 5% reporting that […]

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UK BUSINESSES SUFFERING FROM ‘PRESENTEEISM’ WITH OVER HALF OF EMPLOYEES COMING INTO WORK WHEN SICK

New research from Fellowes, based on responses from 4,000 employees and 500 business leaders across Europe, demonstrates that ‘presenteeism’ is one of the biggest threats to UK workplace productivity To coincide with World Day for Safety and Health at Work, global office solutions brand, Fellowes, has today launched new research urging business leaders to tackle […]

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MORE THAN 20M PEOPLE IN THE UK ARE INACTIVE SAYS BRITISH HEART FOUNDATION

More than 20 million people in the UK are physically inactive, according to a report by the British Heart Foundation. The charity warns that inactivity increases the risk of heart disease and costs the NHS around £1.2bn each year. Harriet Mulvaney experienced a heart attack at 44 and decided to make changes to her lifestyle. […]

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THOUSANDS OF NURSERY STAFF ARE BEING PAID BELOW THE NATIONAL LIVING WAGE

Thousands of nursery workers are being paid below the National Living Wage even though their employers receive Government funding through childcare vouchers and subsidies for parents, a report claims. The Family and Childcare Trust said up to 20,000 staff in private and independent nurseries in England were not receiving the statutory £7.20 an hour for […]