• Fifth of UK workers paid less than ‘living wage’

    One in five workers in the UK are paid less than the ‘living wage’, new research from accountancy firm KPMG has revealed. Some 4.82 million people earn less than the voluntary living wage of £8.30 in London and £7.20 outside the capital – levels designed to enable workers to afford a basic standard of living….
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  • Shared parental leave ‘pushed back’.

    Government plans to introduce shared maternity and paternity leave could be delayed until October 2015, according to a national newspaper. Changes that would enable mothers and fathers to share maternity leave more flexibly were announced in last year’s Modern Workplaces consultation, which suggested bringing in the new rules by April 2015. But a senior government…
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