I don’t like the sound of this – anything that ‘sacrifices’ my hard earned cash can’t be good thing, can it? Well, it turns out that it can, in certain circumstances. Read on to find out how you could boost the value of your overall benefits package by sacrificing some of your salary. What is
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People on low incomes are often entitled to government help to boost their wages. If you work an average of 16 hours per week or more, then you may be able to claim Working Tax Credit. This is available to people who work over 16 hours a week. It is means tested and depends on
The amount of money you need to earn to cover your basic costs of living is known as the Living Wage. The cost of living varies across the UK with London being the most expensive by a significant margin. For this reason, experts talk about one Living Wage for the capital and another figure that
The laws on time off work can be open to a degree of interpretation by your employer and individual rights will often depend on the specific terms of your employment contract. That said, there are some rules that all employers must abide by. We seek to demystify some of the basics here. Looking for a
If you’ve got off to a great start with breastfeeding then you may be reluctant to give up when you return to work after maternity leave. The good news is that you don’t have to. It may take a little more planning that just latching your baby on when she’s hungry but it’s definitely doable.
Being diagnosed with bipolar disorder can have a huge impact on your life, not least in the workplace. However, many people with the condition hold onto their jobs and are able to work efficiently. What is bipolar disorder? Formally known as manic depression, bipolar disorder is a condition that affects your moods. You may swing