Five things you need to know about your rights if you’re affected by the snow
What happens if your child's school is closed, flights are cancelled or you can't get to work?

While most of the schools in the UK were open today, thousands were closed and some could close in the next few days. If your children are in school and you normally work, it can be difficult getting childcare at short notice – which probably means you have to work at home or take the day off. If you can’t get into work, you’ll probably lose out on pay. And if your flight is cancelled, what can you claim? Find out.

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How to ask for a pay rise – and get it.
Research shows women can be less confident about asking for a salary rise. Here are some tips on how to do it.

By Maggie Berry of Women in Technology

Recent statistics from the Chartered Management Institute have suggested that it may be almost 100 years before there is equal pay between the sexes. So rather than becoming despondent, perhaps it’s time for female employees to be a little more bold in chasing the salary they deserve. After all, as the old adage goes, if you don’t ask, you don’t get. So, whether you’re looking to move up in your current workplace, or after a new job with better wages, how do you go about increasing your pay packet?

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November 7th is ‘equal pay day’, as the gender pay gap means women effectively work the rest of the year for free.
Government figures show that women earn 17% less than men, on average, but there may be steps you can take to improve your pay package.

The gender pay gap is alive and kicking according to government figures. The Fawcett Society, which campaigns on equality issues, says that women effectively work for free after November 7th, because of the pay gap between women and men. It cites government figures showing that, on average, women earn 17% less than men. But we also lose out in other ways; we retire on a lower state pension and save less for our retirement than men. So, what can you do to boost your pay and increase your pension?

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