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Alongside job satisfaction, salary is the biggest factor that entices people to a job or ensures that they stick with a role. Our guides show you how to make sure that you get the salary you want, and also keep you informed of the laws, rights and taxes that you really should be on top of.

A guide to handing in your notice

How to hand in your notice

Whether you're thinking of leaving your current job or the boss has told you it's time to go, you need to know the facts on notice periods.

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Resignation letter templates

Resignation letter: Sample templates and guide

We understand that different people leave jobs for different reasons. That’s why we have put together a collection of resignation letter templates depending on your own situation.

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how to retract a resignation

Retracting a resignation

You’ve done it! You’ve quit! But hang on, now you’ve changed your mind. Eek! Where do you stand legally? Can you cancel your resignation?

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A guide to references

Job reference advice

Many people don’t know where they stand legally when it comes to references. We’re here to help! Bad references, no reference, personal referees - we answer your questions.

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Redundancy employment law

Redundancy employment law

When an employer makes you redundant then they have to legally follow a process to make sure that everything is above board. We explain all you need to know!

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A guide to unfair dismissals

Different types of dismissal

Confused about the different types of dismissal? In this guide we describe each kind of dismissal, how employers need to carry them out, and what you can do about it.

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Unfair dismissal

Unfair dismissal

If you suspect the reasons you've lost your job are legally unsound, our guide may help.

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Employment tribunals

A guide to employment tribunals

Employment tribunals help resolve workplace disputes so court action is prevented, making life less expensive and less stressful for all parties involved. Here's our guide to employment tribunals.

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How to claim jobseekers allowance

How to claim jobseekers allowance

Jobseekers allowance is designed to help you with your day-to-day living. Check out our easy-to-follow guide to claiming this benefit.

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How to claim housing benefit

How to claim housing benefit

Housing benefit will help you to pay all or part of your rent and it can come in very handy if you’re unemployed and worried about keeping a roof over your head. We explain...

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how to claim council tax reduction

How to claim for council tax reduction

Council tax reduction is used to pay your council tax bill. How much you will save will depend on your own situation. We take a look in more detail with our easy-to-follow guide.

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Disability benefits

A guide to disability benefits

We know that claiming Personal Independence Payment (PIP) can be confusing, which is why we’ve created this guide.

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How to claim child benefit

Child support is a tax-free benefit that you can claim if you have children – both employed and unemployed people can claim. We explain...

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A guide to tax credits

A guide to tax credits

Confused by tax credits? We break it down and explain it all in this simple guide.

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Employment contracts

A guide to employment contracts

When you first start a new job, you'll sign an employment contract. But before you sign on the dotted line, make sure you read our guide to contracts.

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Working hours

Working hours and your rights

Understanding your rights when it comes to working hours can be difficult and confusing, so read this handy guide.

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Maternity leave

A guide to maternity leave

This is the happiest time of your life, so don’t spend it worrying about whether your job’s safe. We’re here to talk you through your maternity leave, and tell you everything you need to know.

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Parental leave

A guide to paternity leave

Confused about paternity leave? We tell you everything you need to know from how much notice you have to provide, to how much pay you're entitled to.

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Parental leave FAQs

Parental leave FAQs

If you've got children to look after, we've got answers to some common questions on parental leave legislation.

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Sick leave

Your rights to sick pay

If you need time off due to long-term illness, you'll need to know your legal and contractual entitlements to sick pay.

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bereavement leave guide

A guide to bereavement leave

Dealing with the death of a loved one is hard enough without having to research your rights at work. This short guide will equip you with everything you need to know.

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A guide to bonuses

A guide to bonuses

If you've got questions about performance-related pay, take a look at our handy guide to bonuses.

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Health and safety

Health and safety at work

Although health and safety regulations may seem boring, it’s always worth getting acquainted with a few of the facts to make sure you're safe in the workplace.

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Equality and diversity in the workplace

Equality and diversity at work

We talk you through the equality and diversity laws and what you can expect from your employer.

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The Equality Act 2010

Find out how the new Equality Act will affect jobseekers and employees.

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A guide to equal pay

Equal Pay Act explained

Want to make sure you're getting the right salary? Make sure you're getting a fair deal and equal pay with our guide.

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Disability discrimination act

A guide to disability discrimination

Unsure of your rights on the job hunt or in the workplace? We explain the Disability Discrimination Act and what it means for you.

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Reasonable adjustments

What are reasonable adjustments?

The law says that the employer has to provide “reasonable adjustments” from the interview right up to the job offer. But what on earth does reasonable adjustments actually mean?

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Age discrimination FAQs

A guide to age discrimination laws

Find out how the law on age discrimination affects you with our helpful faq.

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Discrimination

Race discrimination

Protecting people from discrimination both in and outside the workplace, the Race Relations Act makes it illegal for employers to discriminate against anybody because of their race.

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Sex discrimination guide

A guide to sex discrimination

In this guide, we'll talk you through what sex discrimination actually is, what to do if you experience it, how to sort it out and who to speak to.

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Diversity links

Legal advice links

Looking for some advice on money or legal matters? These organisations might be able to help you, and these useful links can point you in the right direction.

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Pensions overview

A guide to pensions

To make sure you know what the deal with pensions is and how it affects your retirement, here’s an overview of the pension system.

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Pensions and retirement

Pensions and retirement

It's never too early or late to start planning for your retirement and our guide tells you everything you need to know.

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Pension credits

What are pension credits?

If you’re not claiming pension credits you could be missing out on hundreds or even thousands of pounds a year. We explain pension credits, from what they are to how you claim.

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Alternatives to pensions

What alternatives could provide more generously for you during your retirement?

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National insurance

A guide to national insurance

National insurance could well be the kind of thing you’ve vaguely heard about before, but never fully understood. Feeling confused? Here’s our guide to national insurance.

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Working abroad

What you need to know about working abroad

Making the decision to work abroad can be a difficult one to make. But what happens when you make that decision? What should your next step be? Here's everything you need to know.

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Guide to self assessment

A guide to self-assessment

Self-assessment is the Government’s way of getting self-employed people to declare and work out the tax due on their own income. Confused? We've got a simple guide to self assessment.

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A guide to IR35

IR35 explained

If you're a contractor, you will no doubt have heard about IR35 – but whether you understand what it's all about is quite another matter! This guide will help you get to grips with this tricky legislation

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