March 2013 Archive

Pension gender gap widens as women receive £6,500 less than men

New research from the Pru shows the pension gender gap is widening

New research from the Prudential shows that the pension gender gap has widened in the last 12 months and women can expect to receive on average £6,500 a year less than men.

Unemployment up slightly to 2.52 million

Unemployment rose slightly in the three months to Jan 2013

Unemployment in the UK edged up slightly to 2.52 million but there was an increase in the number of workers getting full-time work as part-time roles fell.

Budget 2013: Expert reaction to George Osborne's 4th budget

Budget 2013: Expert reaction

We round up what the industry experts think of the Chancellor's budget for 2013 as George Osborne cancels a fuel duty rise and raises the tax threshold to £10,000.

Pensioners reach middle-income status at expense of families

Official figures suggest pensioners now enjoy higher levels of disposable income

Official figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that there has been a big rise in pensioners who are now in the middle-income bracket at the expense of working families.

Public sector workers to get a 1% pay rise from April

Over a million nurses will have to make do with a 1% pay rise this year

Nearly two million public sector workers have had it confirmed by the government that they will receive a one% pay rise from April, well below inflation which stands at 2.7%.

Ten key questions to consider when you write a will

Ten top tips to consider when you are making a will

Alex Cross, Head of Product Management for McCarthy & Stone outlines ten top tips on what you need to consider when you are drawing up a will.

Employment vacancies growth rate slows in February

The pace of recruitment growth is slowing, a new survey says

A new KPMG/REC Markit recruitment survey shows that the rate of growth for both permanent and temporary job placements is still rising but at a slower pace.

More women work beyond 60 due to changes to state pension age

More women are working beyond the age of 60

A new study by the Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS) reveals that more women are working beyond the age of 60 because of changes to the state pension age.

UK workers suffer biggest drop in real pay of top 10 economies

UK employees have seen real wages fall by 4.5% between 2007 and 2011

A new study by the TUC reveals that UK workers have seen their real income drop by more than any of the other top 10 developed countries.

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