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Tax advantages of salary sacrifice schemes scrapped

Employer national insurance and tax advantages of salary sacrifice schemes will be scrapped from April 2017.

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Workplace pension saving up by £2.5 billion

Auto-enrolment increased workplace pension saving by £2.5 billion per year by April 2015, according to the Institute of Fiscal Studies.

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Firms and staff impacted by childcare costs

A third of businesses see childcare as a key factor in recruitment and staff retention, according to British Chambers of Commerce and Middlesex University.

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A fifth of working mothers denied flexible working

1 in 5 working mothers have been forced to leave their jobs due to lack of flexible working, according to Working Mums.

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National minimum wage increases

Workers earning the national minimum wage have seen their hourly wage rise by 25p to £6.95 as of 1 October 2016.

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Gender pay reporting set for introduction in October

New rules for reporting gender pay by employers with more than 250 employees will come into force on 1 October 2016.

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Returning mothers face lower wage growth

Are you a mother returning to work? Those who do after giving birth earn 33% less per hour than their male counterparts.

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Plans to reduce tax savings from salary sacrifice schemes

HMRC has announced plans to reduce tax and national insurance contributions savings from salary sacrifice schemes.

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Older workers stay in employment

There are now 9.4 million workers aged over 50 in employment, according to the Department for Work and Pensions.

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Under 35s earning less than previous generation

According to research by Resolution Foundation, workers aged 15-35 could become the first generation to earn less than their predecessors over their working lives.

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