Tags: Pay freeze

Stress Levels Rise Among UK Workers, Some Turning to Drink to Deal With Their Anxieties

Increased workloads, longer hours and pay freezes to blame, according to Croner survey. Nearly half (48%) of the adult workers surveyed by Croner are more or much more stressed than 12 months ago. The survey of over 1,200 adult workers carried out by YouGov reveals that higher unpaid workloads (57%) and performance pressures (45%) are…

Public sector workers consider sacrificing their pension for a career in the private sector

Disillusioned public sector workers appear to have hit a new morale low as we go into 2012, with more than half (52%) of job seekers saying they would be prepared to sacrifice their pension for a career in the private sector. The preliminary findings of the Hays Career Outlook Survey (undertaken in Nov/Dec 2011) show…

Pensions changes and pay freeze will harm low paid employees

A part-time nurse earning £17,000 a year will suffer an eight and a half per cent real terms pay cut by 2012/13 – almost £100 a month – as a result of planned pension increases, the public sector pay freeze and tax changes, according to new TUC research. While ministers say their proposals would protect…

A quarter of employees face more pay cuts

One in four employees has experience or will experience a freeze on pay this year, according to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development’s (CIPD) annual reward survey. However, the survey of 280 employers did offer some positive results. Some 65% of organisations have already increased, or are planning to increase, base pay this year.…

Pay review bodies have not done a proper job

Supposedly independent public sector pay review bodies have not done their job properly and have been dictated to by the government over pay awards, unions have claimed. They made the accusation after the bodies effectively rubber stamped the government’s proposals on a pay freeze for public sector workers earning over £21,000. As we reported yesterday,…

Flexible benefits key for employees, CIPP claims

The Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP) has suggested that employers may need to diversify the range of perks and rewards offered to staff to hang on to top talent in spite of pay freezes. According to CIPP policy liaison officer Diana Bruce, salary increases are likely to remain muted throughout the course of 2011,…

One quarter of people that have ever claimed work expenses in the UK admit to exaggerating them according to a survey from employee expenses management company, GlobalExpense. Almost half (47 percent) of those that admit to having exaggerated expenses claims, inflate claims by up to £10 per month; 13 percent boost claims by between £11…

A new report headed by Work Foundation executive vice-chairman Will Hutton has recommended that public sector bosses should have their salaries linked to the wages of junior employees. Commissioned by the government in May, Mr Hutton's independent review advised that those working at the top of state-funded bodies should receive no more than 20 times…

Public sector wage rises north of the border will be so low during the coming financial year they will practically amount to a pay freeze, Scotland's finance minister has suggested. According to the Daily Telegraph, Tayside North MP John Swinney declined to state whether salaries would remain completely unchanged, but claimed he would not be…