Articles and guides on salaries and compensation for UK SMEs and their employees.

Employing & managing staff

Can I make a deduction from an employee’s salary?

What can you do if an employee leaves without returning valuable IT equipment, a uniform or a mobile phone? Karen Watkins of Rowan Consulting offers advice.


Small businesses expect to increase pay by 3% next year

Staff shortages in shops and restaurants due to double whammy of Brexit and Covid will push wages up by an average 2.9% in 2022 - survey

Business management

Is salary transparency a good idea?

Research shows that, despite the buzz, salary transparency doesn't work for some businesses. We take a closer look at the arguments.


UK salaries rise in February, as employers push to attract more candidates

UK salaries rise in February, as employers push to attract more candidates, with many of the nation’s key sectors witnessing above average salary growth last month.


Salaries soar in the education, catering and retail sectors

The latest job market data from CV-Library reveals that salaries across the UK saw a steady increase of 1.3 per cent last month.


Employees willing to cut salary to secure their dream job

Robert Half UK reveals research looking into salaries and how many employees would actually take a pay cut for their dream job.


Competition heats up amongst candidates, as salaries soar

Competition for jobs is heating up this summer with some of the nation’s key locations and sectors witnessing an above-average hike in applications last month, due to rising salaries.


UK salaries increase at a steady rate, despite post-election uncertainty

It’s positive news for workers this month, as average salaries in the UK rose by a steady 1.3 per cent when compared with data from June 2016.


The Great Salary Swindle: Half of European employees have been paid late

Nearly half of European employees have been paid late, and 48 per cent have been paid incorrectly, according to new research.


Graduates have unrealistic salary expectations

Survey reveals the majority of graduates around the UK are earning less than £16K in their first role and are dubious about their degree’s return on investment.


Revealed: What the nation thinks different professions earn

New research reveals that Brits are drastically unaware of the salaries of some professions, with some perceptions off by as much as 30 per cent.


Salaries rise year-on-year as job market continues to strengthen

Salaries and vacancies jumped in February, with key cities across the UK, witnessing above-average pay increases.

Business Technology

How to grow a global creative agency in record time

Find out how creative agency, Myth Studio, used technology to grow their business and quadruple their staff count in 18 months

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Attracting and keeping top talent through Total Reward

Employment benefits specialist, Drewberry, explain why you should base your benefits around a Total Reward Strategy

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What is professional indemnity insurance?

Professional indemnity insurance provides cover if somebody sues your business and they allege that your advice caused financial loss or damaged their brand. It’s not just for accountants and lawyers but for anyone offering a personal service, even web designers