Joseph Rowntree Foundation call for proposals: How Well is Universal Credit Supporting People in Glasgow?

Joseph Rowntree Foundation logo

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation have released a call for a project to carry out deliberative qualitative research to explore the experiences of Universal Credit (UC) claimants, as full service is rolled out in Glasgow.

They want to hear from claimants, work coaches and local support agencies about what is working well, and what needs to change, to help drive improvements to policy and practice.

Applications close on 31 August 2018.

Continue reading “Joseph Rowntree Foundation call for proposals: How Well is Universal Credit Supporting People in Glasgow?”

House of Commons Library report: Brexit and State Pensions

house of parliament

Until such time as the UK formally leaves the EU, the existing social security rules continue to apply and entitlements remain unchanged. The situation once the UK is no longer part of Europe will depend on the outcome of negotiations

This is from the July 2018 briefing from House of Commons on the potential implications of Brexit on private pension. 

Continue reading “House of Commons Library report: Brexit and State Pensions”

Government Equalities Office guidance: Closing the Gender Pay Gap – Actions for Employers

Employers should clearly communicate the salary range on offer for a role to encourage women to negotiate their salary.

This is one of the recommendations from the Government Equalities Office’s revised August 2018 guidance (pdf) for employers looking for advice on how to understand and address their gender pay gap.

Continue reading “Government Equalities Office guidance: Closing the Gender Pay Gap – Actions for Employers”