HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) experts will be offering advice and support during a Twitter question and answer session running from 11-15 March 2013, which will discuss the implementation of real time information. From 6 April 201 More...05 March 2013 00:01
This week's news that the EU is to exert control over the size of bankers' bonuses has been met with a mixture of delight, worry and puzzlement says Andy Philpott.
For those who resent what they see as the selfish, every-man-for-himself attitude of More...01 March 2013 12:11
It's time for employers to view private medical insurance as a key part of their occupational health spend, argues Nic Paton. By rights, OH and workplace-based health insurance such as private medical insurance (PMI) and income protection should be More...01 March 2013 00:01
The Commonwealth Games are coming to Glasgow in 2014. The organisers are appealing for 15,000 volunteers, with applications closing today, 28 February 2013. While the Commonwealth Games are likely to have most impact on employers in Scotland, there will More...28 February 2013 13:57
European Union officials have agreed plans to cap bankers' bonuses as part of reforms designed to help the banking industry withstand any future financial turmoil. The deal will see bankers' bonuses capped at one year's salary, or at two years' salar More...28 February 2013 11:37
Less than one-third of small businesses have taken steps to prepare for forthcoming changes to the payroll system, which will require them to provide real time PAYE information to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). Changes to the current payroll sys More...20 February 2013 16:36
Solicitor Michael Scutt looks at the legal position behind the debate on so-called "gagging" clauses in compromise agreements. Who says history doesn't repeat itself? The Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998 came about because of a number of high-pro More...19 February 2013 12:07
There was an increase on the number of people who found jobs in January, as well as a rise in the number of employers on the lookout for skilled staff, according to the latest Report on Jobs, published today by the Recruitment and Employment Confed More...08 February 2013 13:24
With the Government's proposals for easier sharing of parental leave between partners, Occupational Health magazine looks at how businesses might be affected. In Nick Clegg's dream world, new mums and dads would split parental leave equitably and tak More...25 January 2013 16:16
Pay awards have risen slightly in January 2013, compared with the end of 2012, but could simply be due to a "beginning-of-year bounce".
This is according to the latest research from pay analysts XpertHR, which looked at details of pay awards ma More...25 January 2013 12:32
The Government has launched a consultation on proposals to reform payroll giving , in attempt to increase the amount donated to charity. Payroll giving allows UK income-taxpayers to give regularly and on a tax-free basis to good causes. Donation More...24 January 2013 16:52
The start of a new year is always a good time to review work goals and make plans for the next 12 months. For many people, this will also be a time when they're thinking about whether their salary matches the effort they're putting in at work.
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The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is to look at whether or not defined-contribution (DC) pension schemes deliver the best value for money for employees, it was announced today.
Against the backdrop of the introduction of pensions auto-enrolment , wh More...17 January 2013 14:29
October 2012 saw the introduction of automatic pensions enrolment. Arguably the biggest UK pension reform in recent years, it will see all employers required to put a large number of their workforce into pension saving. Ferdinand Lovett, of pension spec More...11 January 2013 13:59
Government sets out timetable for employment law changes
Friday 15 March 2013 14:42
The Government has set out a number of forthcoming legal amendments due to take place as a result of its employment law review, which set out to an More...02 January 2013 05:57
There is no sign of a sustained increase in the level of pay awards as organisations continue to increase pay at a rate below inflation, or to not increase it at all.
Data released today by XpertHR shows that 2% has emerged as the benchmark pay a More...21 December 2012 10:33
The Government has announced the pensions auto-enrolment thresholds for the 2013/14 tax year. From 6th April 2013, the auto-enrolment earnings trigger will increase from £8,105 to £9,440 in line with the income tax threshold. The lower limit of qu More...21 December 2012 06:00
Personnel Today's final webinar of 2012, organised in association with income protection provider Unum, examines the relationship between employers and their workforce in this uncertain economic climate. New research from the Economist Intelligence U More...20 December 2012 12:20
Are UK employers doing enough to keep their employee benefits schemes up to date and in line with the new realities of working life for their staff? Emma Page concludes our benefits overhaul series with a review of recent employee- and employer-focused More...20 December 2012 10:43
Retail vouchers, experience days, cycle-to-work schemes, iPads, free gym membership. The benefits market has devised numerous new perks in recent years, but which are most effective? Emma Page reports. Benefits are evolving, albeit slowly, in respons More...03 December 2012 08:06