Umbrella.co.uk has been getting into the spirit of the festive season with a desk decorating competition.
Umbrella.co.uk held its Christmas Party and annual awards on the 9th of December. We chose a cold and snowy evening to make it very festive! 60-plus staff enjoyed a fabulous meal and drinks, followed by a period of ‘shape throwing’ on the dance floor by those who could – or at least thought they could after partaking in the bar! The photo booth provides permanent evidence of the high jinks!
UK wages rose in the three months to October, but continued falling in real terms amid the ongoing cost of living crisis.
Figures also revealed that while unemployment is still low, it increased slightly to 3.7%. Meanwhile the number of open job vacancies fell by 65,000 to 1.19 million.
The Office for National Statistics figures show that both average total pay (including bonuses) and regular pay (excluding bonuses) increased by 6.1% between August and October 2022.