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Bricklayer Paid £1,000 a week

09/12/14: Building firms are having to hire bricklayers from Portugal, paying them £1,000 a week, because of a shortage of workers from the UK, has been revealed by a study of Manpower. Usually firm pay £500 a week for bricklayers, according Manpower and our own Salary Check.

05/12/14: White males have the best paid jobs in universities, according to a study by the Equality Challenge Unit (ECU). The data says that 78.3% of professors are men, while only 4% of black academic staff are professors. Women are more likely to work part time as support staf, men are 3x more likely to be in a senior level role thans women.

Pensioners get access to pension money

Budget 2014:  From 2015, people reaching retirement age will be able to spend their pension savings however they want, rather than having to use it to buy a guaranteed income. Find here the current Pension rulings.

03/12/14: Employers who owe their workers thousands of pounds for failing to pay them the National Minimum Wage have been 'named and shamed' by the government. The firms are also fined for their failure to pay the right wages.

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Zero, hours Contractors Earn Less than Permanent Employees

16/12/14: Britain is allowing a two-tier workforce to emerge where staff on zero-hours contracts have much lower pay and fewer rights than permanent employees, the TUC has warned. Workers on zero-hours contracts earn £300 a week less than permanent employees, according to the TUC. Are you paid enough? Check your pay.

20/03/14 - Less than one in seven of the 900,000 people working in Britain’s top ten best-paid jobs has a short working week, according to research by the Trades Union Congress (TUC). Overall for the top 10 highest-paying jobs, just 13.7pc of employees work part-time. At the other end of the scale, the ratio is heading towards a reversal with 70.4pc of the 2.6m people in the 10 worst-paid jobs working shorter weeks. 

The survey by Paywizard.co.uk team showed that domestic workers and cleaners in the UK earn almost 32 per cent more than in Germany. The UK ranks second in the list of highest wages.Check our Global Wage Comparison and find out how much domestics workers and cleaners earn over the world.

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