With pay at the BBC at the centre of a national debate, BECTU officials, Sarah Ward and Noel McClean, respectively, national secretary and assistant national secretary, confirm just where BECTU stands.
Read BECTU's response to the Government's plans to increase freelance rates of national insurance by 1% in each of the next two years. Add your comments in the below.
Tony Lennon, research officer, writes on the government's draft regulations on tax changes affecting the self-employed. Please read!
The Chancellor announced a wide range of tax changes in last week's Autumn Statement - some were predictable thanks to leaks or various consultations in the last year, while others were unexpected. Tony Lennon, BECTU's research officer explores the effect of the changes on BECTU members.
Rates for the national minimum wage are introduced today. If you're a new entrant, or otherwise dependant on the statutory rules, make sure you're being paid correctly. ACAS helplines are referred to below but of course BECTU members can also seek help from their offiical.
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