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Edinburgh is best for disposable income while Birmingham is worst

The fact that London tends to be a rip-off is well know. It tends to be an enjoyable rip-off, but it is a rip-off all the same. The argument goes that despite the eye-watering costs for, well, everything, the higher wages on offer in the capital more than makes up it. This is of course false, a new study has found that London is far from being the best place in the nation for disposable income.

Out of nearly 2,000 respondents in a new survey conducted by loan company Provident, 19 percent admitted that they struggle financially within two weeks of getting paid and 40 percent don’t save any money on a monthly basis. With more jobs paying employees the National Minimum Wage, 35 percent of respondents said that they haven’t had a pay rise in two years or longer, despite the improving economic conditions.

New job board to list ‘take-home’ pay

SalaryBot.co.uk has launched SalaryBot Jobs, the first major job search platform in the UK that advertises take home pay, after tax and national insurance deductions. The new iPhone app, available as of today on the app store, has joined the recently launched website and Android app. The online utility had previously run a survey and…

REC reports slowest rate of placement growth in 18 months

Permanent placements increase at slowest pace in 18 months Faster rise in temp billings Strong salary growth amid falling candidate availability The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG Report on Jobs – published today – provides the most comprehensive guide to the UK labour market, drawing on original survey data provided by recruitment consultancies.…

Find out what others really earn on UK’s first ever live salary comparison site

East of England recruitment consultancy firm, Pure Resourcing Solutions (Pure), has launched the first live peer-to-peer salary comparison website in the UK. www.comparemysalary.co.uk is designed to add a greater level of transparency to the taboo workplace conversation topic – how much do people really earn. www.comparemysalary.co.uk has attracted over 1,200 salary entries from professionals in…

Loyal employees will earn 50% less over their lifetime than those who ‘jump ship’ every two years

Forbes magazine has undertaken research and found that employees who ‘jump ship’ every two years and find a new job, will, over their working lifetime, earn double that of the loyal worker who remains with the same employer for many years. How can this be? Well the average worker in 2014 will receive a 3%…