The gender pay gap
Published Friday, December 22, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers SN07068
This briefing paper provides statistics on the size of the gender pay gap in the UK, looks at some of the reasons why the gender pay gap arises and discusses the duty on large employers to report on the size of the gender pay gap in their workforce.
Average Earnings: Key Economic Indicators
Published Wednesday, December 13, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers SN02795
Average Earnings: Regularly updated data on average weekly earnings, including breakdowns by public and private sectors.
Public sector pay
Published Friday, December 1, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8037
This briefing provides an overview of public sector pay policy; the financial implications of the cap and the cost of removing it; trends in public sector pay; and recent debate on the subject.
Gig Economy: Introduction
Published Tuesday, November 21, 2017 | Lords Library notes LLN-2017-0086
This House of Lords Library briefing provides overall information on the demographics and earnings of those participating in the gig economy, on gig economy working practices in each sector, and on the potential effects to be seen in the wider economy.
Autumn Budget 2017: Background briefing
Published Friday, November 17, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8144
The briefing sets out the background to Autumn Budget 2017 which will take place on Wednesday 22 November 2017. The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) will publish revised forecasts for the economy and public finances on the same day.
Topics: Benefits administration, Benefits policy, Economic policy, Economic situation, Family benefits, Housing benefits, International trade, Pay, Public expenditure, Taxation, Working age benefits
Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill 2017-19
Published Wednesday, October 18, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8115
The Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill 2017-19 would introduce a right to paid parental bereavement leave. It is a Private Members' Bill sponsored by Kevin Hollinrake MP and supported by the Government.
Taylor Review of Modern Employment Practices
Published Monday, July 17, 2017 | Lords Library notes LLN-2017-0043
This briefing summarises the recent Taylor Review of Modern Employment Practices and provides background and reaction to the report.
National Minimum Wage Statistics
Published Thursday, June 15, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7735
This briefing looks at trends in the value of the UK National Minimum Wage, the number of jobs paid at the National Minimum Wage and how the National Minimum Wage compares internationally.
Banking executives’ remuneration in the UK
Published Friday, June 9, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers SN06204
This Note outlines some of the changes made to the structure, determination and publication of executive salaries, with particular reference to banks and other financial companies.
Published Tuesday, April 11, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7946
Millennials are the generation of people now in their young adulthood. Roughly aged between 25 and 34. Millennials make up 13.9% of the total UK population.
Topics: Employment, Housing, Incomes and poverty, Nationality, Owner occupation, Pay, Pensions, Population, Private rented housing, Social rented housing, Unemployment
Spring Budget 2017: A summary
Published Friday, March 17, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7919
A summary of Spring Budget 2017 and the Office for Budget Responsibility's forecasts for the economy and public finances. This briefing now includes detailed discussion of changes to National Insurance contributions for the self-employed and the tax-free allowance for dividend income.
Topics: Community care, Companies, Economic policy, Economic situation, Employment, Further education, Health finance, Health services, Incomes and poverty, National insurance, Older people, Pay, Public expenditure, Schools, Taxation
Women and the economy
Published Wednesday, March 1, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers SN06838
This note looks at women’s participation in the UK labour market and in business.
Impacts of immigration on population and the economy
Published Monday, July 25, 2016 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7659
This note looks at the impacts of immigration on different aspects of the economy and society, including population growth, employment, earnings, public services and the public finances.
National living wage and changes to terms and conditions
Published Friday, April 15, 2016 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2016-0085
This Library Debate Pack provides background to the forthcoming debate on the introduction of the National Living Wage and changes to employee contracts.
Economic impacts of the National Living Wage: in brief
Published Thursday, March 24, 2016 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7319
The Government announced a new National Living Wage at the 2015 Summer Budget, to be introduced in April 2016. This note gives a brief overview of the possible impact, including numbers of employees affected.
National minimum wage: social care
Published Tuesday, March 22, 2016 | Commons Debate packs CDP-2016-0074
This note provides background material for a Westminster Hall debate on 23 March 2016