Fact Service January 2020

Issue 4 (30/01/2020) - Thousands die before being repaid benefits
; Shareholders benefit as workers suffer
; Evening emails bad for work-life balance
; AA staff face 'nightmare' of pension closure
; Checklist for achieving better mental health

Issue 3 (23/01/2020) - Unemployment falls at slower rate; Workplace harassment and bullying ignored
; Universal credit - the losers and gainers; Average earnings growth recovers


Issue 2 (16/01/2020) - Retail price inflation: no movement at year end
; New EHRC guidance on harassment; Economy in doldrums; Males still dominate positions of power
; Ban pay secrecy - TUC


Issue 1 (09/01/2020) - Unemployed numbers cut by 13,000; Big dip in average earnings growth; Retail inflation rebounds
; Main minimum wage rates to rise by over 6%
; High Pay Day 2020 has already gone


Issue 4

Thousands die before being repaid benefits
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Five thousand people died before they could be reimbursed for a government error that left chronically ill and disabled benefit claimants thousands ...
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Shareholders benefit as workers suffer
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Excessive company dividends are strangling the UK economy and UK workers suffer, according to academic Prem Sikka.
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Evening emails bad for work-life balance
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“Always on” cultures are undermining the ability of working parents to balance work and home life, according to a survey of working families in ...
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AA staff face 'nightmare' of pension closure
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Breakdown service AA has revealed proposed changes to its pension scheme would see staff retirement income slashed in half. 
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Checklist for achieving better mental health 
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Anxiety and depression are the most common mental health problems in the UK, with one in four of us experiencing problems every year. The workplace ...
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Issue 3

Unemployment falls at slower rate
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The downward trend in the number of jobless continues, albeit at a slower rate.
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Workplace harassment and bullying ignored
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A quarter of employees think bullying and harassment are overlooked in their organisation, finds research from the human resources professional body, ...
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Universal credit — the losers and gainers
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The impact of the widely despised Universal Credit (UC) will be felt very differently in different places: something currently being ignored amid ...
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Average earnings growth recovers
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Growth in average weekly earnings rebounded in November, the latest official figures show.
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Issue 2

Retail price inflation: no movement at year end
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Latest official figures show retail price inflation ended the year unchanged.
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New EHRC guidance on harassment
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As the Equality Act 2010 moves towards its 10th anniversary in April, employers are being given support in protecting their workforces in the shape ...
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Economy in doldrums
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The UK economy was sluggish in the run-up to the December general election, latest official figures show. 
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Males still dominate positions of power
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Men continue to dominate positions of power in public life, such as judges, FTSE 100 CEOs and national newspaper editors, according to the women’s ...
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Ban pay secrecy — TUC
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Nearly a fifth (18%) of workers have been told they’re not allowed to discuss their pay with co-workers, according to a new TUC/GQR survey. 
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Issue 1

Unemployed numbers cut by 13,000 
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The downward trend in the number of jobless continues albeit at a lower rate, latest official figures show.
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Big dip in average earnings growth
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Growth in average weekly earnings has slumped, the latest official figures show.
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Retail inflation rebounds
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Latest official figures show retail price inflation rate increased.
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Main minimum wage rates to rise by over 6%
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New National Minimum Wage rates that will apply from April this year have been announced.
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High Pay Day 2020 has already gone
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Pay for the typical FTSE 100 chief executive officer (CEO) in 2020 has already surpassed the amount the average UK worker earns in an entire year, ...
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