Many company car and car allowance schemes will benefit from a raft of changes announced in the Budget this week, including changes to the company car tax rate, approved mileage allowance payments (AMAP) and fuel duty rates.
However, many schemes wi More...25 March 2011 16:28
HR needs to ensure parents sign up for childcare vouchers before April 6th’s tax exemption rates changes. The difference between signing up before and after April 6 will mean some parents losing out on hundreds of pounds in tax savings. More...23 March 2011 10:42
Following its full website redesign in 2010, Denplan has taken its online services offering even further with additional online services and a new broker-specific blog.
Matt Reeves, Corporate Channel Manager at Denplan commented: “To make it easier More...23 March 2011 00:00
The abolition of the default retirement age (DRA) and the advent of flexible retirement could signal the end of pensions as we know them.
Traditionally, pension schemes have been about retirement and death benefits. In the new world of prolonged wor More...22 March 2011 09:07
Pay settlements in the first few months of this year show a continued upward trend, according to data released today by XpertHR. Figures for the three months to the end of February 2011 reveal that the median basic pay award is now worth 2.3%. This i More...18 March 2011 00:01
Edenred, which helps organisations engage and motivate people for enhanced performance, has launched a series of online tools to support businesses in the run up to the changes to Childcare Vouchers legislation.
This support takes the form of a fre More...17 March 2011 00:00
We have a senior employee who is underperforming and we want him to go right away. We plan to pay him in lieu of his notice period, but he would be entitled to a significant bonus payment upon attaining one year's service, which would fall due during hi More...16 March 2011 12:22
The Government today published the Hutton Review of Fair Pay in the Public Sector. Will Hutton was commissioned by the Prime Minister and the Chancellor to make recommendations on promoting pay fairness in the public sector. The review makes a More...15 March 2011 16:43
Will Hutton's review of fair pay in the public sector has proposed that pay should not be capped, but that it should be performance-related with the option for executive pay to be clawed back in the event of underperformance.
The review , pub More...15 March 2011 12:36
This year brings a number of cases which could have a significant bearing on the employment law landscape. Here is a brief roundup of cases to watch out for in 2011.
When are employees entitled to legal representation in disciplinary proceedings? More...14 March 2011 10:02
Millions of public sector employees should work for longer and receive smaller pensions, according to a government-commissioned report over which unions have threatened widespread industrial action.
Former Labour pensions secretary Lord Hutton's la More...10 March 2011 12:41
ATS EUROMASTER SETS THE MOTIVATIONAL WHEELS IN MOTION
ATS Euromaster, the nationwide tyre retailer and leading tyre service provider, which comprises a network of 380 se More...09 March 2011 00:00
Work and pensions secretary Iain Duncan Smith has pledged to press on with the Government's reform of the state pension, which would see an end to means testing and the imposition of a £140-per-week flat payment.
The changes will mean tha More...08 March 2011 15:41
Positive action will enable employers to provide preferential treatment during the hiring process, but is this a good thing? Jackie Cuneen reports. On 6 April 2011, the controversial positive action in recruitment under s.159 of the Equality Act 2010 More...08 March 2011 12:19
Police officers have clocked up £3.8 billion in overtime over the past 10 years, with more than a quarter of this spent by the Metropolitan Police alone, a study has found. Research by the Policy Exchange thinktank claims that spendi More...07 March 2011 12:52
Morgan v Network Europe Group Ltd FACTS Mr Morgan commenced employment as a storekeeper with Network Europe Group Ltd on 1 November 2005. He signed a statement of terms and conditions and confirmed receipt of the company handbook. Neither made an More...07 March 2011 00:01
Voluntary gender pay reporting is part of the Government's strategy to promote equality through "transparency and behavioural change". The strategy includes positive action, promoting women onto the boards of listed companies and taking strong action on More...02 March 2011 12:26
Few HR professionals have enjoyed significant salary increases in the past couple of years. In fact, many have had their salaries frozen and some - particularly freelance and contract workers - have had to stomach a fall in rates. "Over the past More...28 February 2011 09:44
Pay awards remain settled at 2% but show signs of a gentle recovery, according to research by XpertHR.
XpertHR's January 2011 pay analysis found that, despite the median basic pay award remaining steady, there were signs that pay awards were on More...18 February 2011 00:01
A review into sickness absence, announced today as part of the Government's welfare reforms, has been welcomed by business groups. Personnel Today revealed exclusively last week that the Government would be launching a review into sickness absence, More...17 February 2011 14:31