The Dutch government is implementing a number of law changes on January 1st. Below find a summary of changes made in the category Work and Income. Minimum wage is increasing. Next year the minimum amount an employee can be paid will range from 484.75 euros per month for 15 year olds to 1,615.80 euros per month for people over the age of 22 years. The amounts of the statutory minimum wage applies to a full work week, which can change depending on sector and collective bargaining agreements. See the full list of minimum wage amounts As of January 1st the amounts of a number of welfare benefits will change. These include and , and . The amount of other benefits like unemployment depend on, among other things, the last earned wage and the maximum daily wage. Next year the gross maximum daily wage will increase from 211.42 euros to 215.28 euros. New rules will be implemented for small pensions, less than 474.11 gross per month. Next year pension providers will no longer be able to … [Read more...] about Law Changes 2019: Work and Income
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SAVING to buy your first home is no mean feat – and Kimberley Burton would definitely agree. But the first timer is not afraid of hard work, and took on two additional jobs on top of her day job so she could build a fund of £27,000. Kimberley Burton, 28, works full-time as a dietitian at a hospital in Nottingham, but set up a a mobile beauty business in her spare time, training to specialise in eyebrows and eyelashes, working on evenings and weekends. Like many first-time buyers Kimberley lived with her parents while saving to buy a home. She paid just £80 a month towards living costs - but even so, she puts down saving up £27 to her top money saving skills, such as using Topcashback to shop earn cashback on everyday items. She was also very strict with her spending, opting for tap water when she went ate out, and always opted for a two-for-one meal deal, and only got her hair cut once every two years. It took Kimberley three years to save £27,000, … [Read more...] about First-time buyer saved £27k deposit for three-bed house by cycling to work and ordering tap water at restaurants
THE unlikely Berkshire town of Slough has been crowned the best place in the UK to work and live for the second year in a row. The area was famously called a "mess" by poet John Betjeman and is known as the setting for BBC sitcom The Office. But the industrial town located west of London once again came top in the yearly study by job site Glassdoor, which looked at job prospects, salary, job satisfaction and property prices. It topped the list thanks to its high number of jobs compared to the local population and relatively high salaries when compared to living costs in the area. In fact, a worker in the middle of Slough's salary bracket currently earns £29,500 per year, which is £3,500 higher than the average UK salary. As of the end of August, the city had 22,131 active job listings on Glassdoor - the highest number of the top five cities to work and live in - and an average home value of £391,218. Newcomer Gloucester was the runner-up on the list offering average … [Read more...] about Slough named best place to live and work – and you could get a £3,500 a year pay rise too
IT appears Brits are in the dark when it comes to sick pay, with many believing they are due a full salary for three and a half months. If you're one of them, you may be in for a shock. Here's the truth about what you're actually entitled to. Are you entitled for sick pay and how long for? Employees are entitled to Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) if you have started work for an employer, are sick for four days straight and earn £113 a week. You are not eligible if you are self-employed, have had SSP for 28 weeks, serve in the armed forces or are in legal custody - to name a few. If you meet the criteria, you can get £89.35 per week for up to 28 weeks but your employer may choose to pay you more. If you haven’t been given a contract or it’s not in there, you should ask your employer or check your staff handbook or intranet. What sick pay do Brits think they are entitled to? A survey from Direct Line found 96 per cent of British workers do not know how much sick pay … [Read more...] about How many sick days am I entitled to at work and how long does statutory sick pay last?
READER REPORT: DANIEL VAN HONK Last updated 16:49, May 18 2018 Nik Shuliahin/ Unsplash "Call me cynical, but the politicians of this country are just guzzling on the teat of the working man." (File photo) I looked at what the Budget will do for the country and for my own situation, and I can see nothing changing.I live in Hamilton, I work full-time, pay my taxes and make sure I vote. My partner is a student and holds down a job working 25-30 hours a week. I guess we fall into that "working poor" bracket - regardless of the hours we do, we struggle.I grew up in an immigrant family; my parents both arrived here in the 1980s. My mother and father worked hard to give my siblings and I a decent life. I was instilled with the belief that if you work hard and put your all into your job, you will see the rewards. What does the Budget mean for you? Share your stories, photos and videos. I slog away at my job every day. It's physically hard and dirty, but where's … [Read more...] about We work and work: We’re the ‘working poor’