Commissioned research, used to inform the Low Pay Commission’s (LPC’s) 2018 recommendations on the National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage rates. The Impact research of the Introduction of the National Living Wage on Employment, Hours and Wages can be found using the below link. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/low-pay-commission-research-2018
Adult social care services in England are facing significant funding pressures, due to the combination of a growing and ageing population, increasingly complex care needs, reductions in central goverment funding to local authorities and increases in care costs. A full report can be found on the House of Commons Library link below https://researchbriefings.parliament.uk/ResearchBriefing/Summary/CBP-7903
Universal Credit can be paid into a credit union for those unable to access a bank account. Information on local credit unions can be found here: https://www.findyourcreditunion.co.uk
The Government’s contract for the Post Office card account comes to an end on 30 November 2021. For those claimants and pensioners who are unable to open a mainstream account ahead of this date, the DWP will implement an alternative payment service that allows users to obtain cash payments in their local area (including suburban […]
In 2019, we expect to see a new ‘Pensions Dashboard’ come to the market. You’ll be able to use it to see all of your pension savings at the same time and in the same place. This is a great step forward; the government, regulators and businesses in the pensions industry are aiming to launch […]
An employment tribunal has ruled that the dismissal of an 88-year-old medical secretary was unfair and an example of age discrimination in the workplace. Read the whole story from Personnel Today here.
Sadly, care services are overwhelmed due to high demand and limited funding. This is having a very significant impact on the older population – read this article from Age UK to find out more. Discover what help is available in Torbay by reading our care pages today.
The National Housing Federation has released a new report examining poverty and housing within the private renting sector. Read the report here to see how you might be affected by trends and changes in the coming years.
Find out more about the changes to voluntary National Insurance contributions by reading this article by yourmoney.com. New changes come into effect on the 6th of April 2019, so make sure you make your voluntary contributions before then.
Take a look at the proposed changes to benefit rates from April 2019 in this report from the government. This will give you a better idea of what you’ll be entitled to in the new tax year.