The levy is designed to help create three million more apprenticeships by 2020

Apprenticeship levy legislation published in draft

The Government has published draft legislation on the introduction of the apprenticeship levy. The draft confirms that from April 2017,...
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Name-blind recruitment for NHS and civil service by 2020

The announcement by the Cabinet Office follows David Cameron’s pledge at October’s Conservative party conference to remove bias in recruitment...

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Councils will be free to change Sunday trading laws

Local authorities and city mayors in England and Wales will be given the power to extend Sunday trading hours, allowing...

Fancy-dress days can create a sense of fun but how do they affect professionalism?

Play and professionalism at work: boosting engagement while maintaining standards

WEBINAR: Monday 22 February 2016, 11:30am. If having more fun at work can help boost productivity, how can HR encourage the right amount of enjoyment in the organisation while maintaining...

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National minimum wage: sleeping on the job?

There is little clarity on whether employers should pay staff the national minimum wage for overnight shifts and decisions tend...

UK employers do not have the green light to spy on staff

Monitoring employee communications: recent ruling no green light to spy on staff

A Romanian court recently ruled that an employer had not breached human rights law when monitoring employee communications. However, UK...

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HR given key role to improve cyber security

The Government and the CIPD are collaborating in a fresh drive to tackle the threat of cyber security in the...

When employees' religious beliefs clash with gay customers' rights: five key cases

When employees’ religious beliefs clash with gay customers’ rights: five key cases

This week, the Northern Ireland Court of Appeal was expected to hear the high-profile case of a bakery accused of...

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Dismissal of worker who described bosses as “fascist”

An employment tribunal held that an employee on a final warning was fairly dismissed after becoming aggressive during a meeting...

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Performance management and dealing with “career consumers”

With so-called “career consumers” becoming more demanding in terms of their workplace development, managing their performance can be a challenge....

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