The autumn Budget 2018: Glimpse…

Personal Tax With effect from April 2019: The personal tax allowance (currently £11,850) will rise to £12,500. The higher tax threshold (currently £46,350) is to be lifted to £50,000. The national living wage (currently £7.83) will increase to £8.21 an hour. Housing Stamp duty has been scraped for first-time buyers of shared [...]

October 31st, 2018|0 Comments

Employees say discrimination affects careers

CITY A.M. published a very poor article about how, 'just under a third of black employees say that discrimination has affected their career progression'. The accuracy of this article is questionable and appears to be inaccurate based upon the statistics shared by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). Firstly the [...]

December 4th, 2017|0 Comments

Nearly 260 Royal Bank of Scotland Branches to close in 2018

The shift to online or mobile banking has inevitably led to the Royal Bank of Scotland's decision to close 259 branches in 2018.  It is said that the closure will result in 680 job losses. 197 NatWest outlets and 62 Royal Bank of Scotland branches will close by mid 2018. Although the [...]

December 1st, 2017|0 Comments

Financial Conduct Authority deviates from its own diversity targets

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has released statistics that show the percentage of women in its senior leadership team has declined from 39 per cent in 2016 to 36 per cent in 2017. In addition only two per cent of the FCA's senior leadership team identify as black, Asian and ethnic minority [...]

October 31st, 2017|0 Comments

Phenomenal woman, Maya Angelou – our favourite quotes

Dr Maya Angelou was born Marguerite Annie Johnson in St. Louis, Missouri, on the 4th of April 1928. Angelou, was an American author, actress, screenwriter, dancer, poet and civil rights activist best known for her 1969 memoir, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.  Her poems include – Phenomenal Woman and Still [...]

October 8th, 2017|0 Comments

PwC’s Non-White Workforce Earn Less, Get Smaller Bonuses in U.K.

In September 2017 PwC, the global consulting firm, released data about how it remunerates people of colour comparative to whites in its British workforce. The firm states that on average, PwC’s non-white employees in the U.K. are paid 12.8 percent less than their white peers (surprise, surprise!). In addition bonuses received were [...]

September 19th, 2017|0 Comments
Wednesday 25 October 2017
You accidentally discover that a male colleague in a similar role and grade as yourself earns more than you. What do you do?
Say nothing
Confront your line manager
Speak to Human Resources
Do Quizzes