Friday, February 19, 2016

UK employee benefits

Britain has some of the worst employee benefits in Europe, according to a study. 

The UK ranked in the bottom three countries for unemployment benefit, maternity and paternity entitlements, annual leave and sick pay in Europe. Only Switzerland and Ireland came out worse. Denmark, France and Spain came out best for welfare benefits overall.

“No governments have limitless budgets, but the general perception has always been that the UK provides a generous benefit scheme for all,” said Andrew Chamberlain, Glassdoor chief economist. “We now have evidence to suggest that Britain is no longer an easy ride, especially when compared to its European neighbours.

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