Businesses Named and Shamed for Not Paying National Minimum Wage

businesses named and shamed for not paying national minimum wage
 
Published: 23/02/2017 and written by Leanne Sherman

Almost 360 businesses have been named and shamed for not paying employees the National Minimum Wage (NMW). The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, released the data which shows around 15,500 employees were not […]

Fall in UK Weekly Spending on Alcohol and Tobacco

Brits spending less on alcohol and tobacco
 
Published: 22/02/2017 and written by Natasha Krovak

According to a recent survey, Brits are spending less on alcohol and tobacco, and more on restaurants and hotels. The annual Family Spending Survey carried out by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), asked 5,000 […]

One Third of UK Families Living below the Minimum Income Standard

One Third of UK Families Living Below the Minimum Income Standard
 
Published: 21/02/2017 and written by Patrick Smith

A recent study has found just under a third of the UK live on an inadequate income. The statistics come from the research and development charity, Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF). The charity say 45% of […]

EU ‘Terrified’ UK Farmers Could Make British Champagne Post Brexit

EU 'Terrified' UK Farmers Could Make British Champagne Post Brexit
 
Published: 20/02/2017 and written by Robert Rosen

EU officials are reportedly “terrified” that UK farmers could start producing foods which are currently protected under EU law. Current EU laws protect around 1,200 foodstuffs, giving them what is known as a “geographical indication” […]

UK Employment Rate Reaches Record Highs After Brexit

UK Employment Rate at Its Highest since 1971
 
Published: 17/02/2017 and written by Natasha Krovak

The UK employment rate is now at the highest it has been since 1971. Between October and December last year, the UK employment rate hit a record high of 74.6%. The total number of people […]

Santander Customers Can Now Make Payments Using Their Voice

Santander customers can now make payments using their voice
 
Published: 16/02/2017 and written by Robert Rosen

Santander have become the first UK bank to let their customers manage their accounts using their voice. The update to the bank’s SmartBank app for iPhone means account holders can now check their balance, authorise […]

30 Hour Free Childcare Scheme Could Lead to a Shortage of Places

30 hour free childcare scheme could lead to a shortage of places
 
Published: 15/02/2017 and written by Leanne Sherman

The government’s new 30 hour free childcare scheme could lead to a shortage of available spaces. Parents are currently entitled to 15 hours free childcare a week, which is set to double to 30 by […]

Millennial Men Earn £12,500 Less Than the Generation Before Them

Millennial Men Earn £12,500 Less Than the Generation Before Them
 
Published: 14/02/2017 and written by Natasha Krovak

Research has found millennial men earn £12,500 less than the generation before them. A study carried out by research organisation, the Resolution Foundation, found men born between 1981 and 2000 could be earning less due […]

UK Rent Prices Set to Rise Over the Next Five Years

UK Rent Prices to Rise Over the Next 5 Years
 
Published: 13/02/2017 and written by Robert Rosen

UK rent prices are set to rise by 25% over the next five years. However a survey carried out by property experts said house prices will only rise by less than 20% over the same […]

Santander Criticised for Telling Landlords to Raise Rents

Santander Criticised for Telling Landlords to Raise Rents
 
Published: 10/02/2017 and written by Natasha Krovak

Santander have been criticised recently for telling landlords to raise rents by “as much as can be reasonably achieved”. The clause in buy to let mortgages has been in place since 2011, but has only […]