The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has released figures suggesting that around 600,000 more people will be putting money into a workplace pension by the end of 2012 due to pensions auto-enrolment legislation.
This week, the DWP launch More...20 September 2012 15:54
The Government has ended a contract with welfare-to-work provider A4e following allegations of fraud at the company.
A statement released this afternoon by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) explained that, although a DWP audit into A4e's wo More...15 May 2012 16:57
The Government today issued amendments to the timetable against which employers must enrol their staff in workplace pension schemes.
The Government says that the amendments have been made in order to allow smaller businesses more time to prepare for More...25 January 2012 15:41
The adage that "too many cooks spoil the broth" is never more accurate than when applied to employment law. Joanne Owers, chair of the Employment Lawyers Association, believes that the kind of proposals leaked from Adrian Beecroft's report this wee More...28 October 2011 11:01
Around one employee in three intends to opt out of the Government's plans to automatically enrol them into company pension schemes or the National Employment Savings Trust (NEST), research by the National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) s More...20 October 2011 14:37
The Government has announced the launch of sector-based work academies aimed at getting more young people into work, as figures published today showed record levels of youth unemployment .
Employment minister Chris Grayling said that the academie More...12 October 2011 15:46
The Government must take urgent action to tackle the backlog of Work Capability Assessments (WCAs), which are essential in the effort to get more ill and disabled people into employment under the Work Programme, a welfare-to-work group has claimed.
More...12 October 2011 14:21
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has defended its pensions auto-enrolment plans following a report that suggests firms will cut workers' pensions when the new rules come into force next year.
A survey of firms by the Association of C More...01 September 2011 15:35
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
HR news and analysis including:
The government’s welfare policy overhaul
BA strike update
HR’s failure to capitalise on social media
Presenter Tara Craig is joined by Kat Baker and Dan Thomas. Edited by Tara Craig.
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The government today confirmed its intention to create a single welfare-to-work programme to help people get back into work and ensure that returning to employment pays.
Unveiling the coalition's new welfare policy, Iain Duncan Smith, work and pensi More...27 May 2010 15:05
The work and pensions secretary, Iain Duncan Smith, will today pledge to introduce a raft of welfare reforms that will remove the barriers that stop millions moving from welfare to work.
Under the proposals, which will make benefits more conditiona More...27 May 2010 09:05
Leading Conservatives will run both the Department of Health and the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) under the new Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition government.
Andrew Lansley, formerly Conservative shadow health secretary, has been ap More...24 May 2010 11:55
HR news and analysis, including:
The general election result and the potential impact on employers and the workforce
British Airways cabin crew and new strike plans
Tesco’s plans for helping staff enjoy the World Cup.
Presenter Tara Cra More...07 May 2010 15:38
Conservative plans to scrap the scheduled National Insurance rise for low earners have been praised by the CIPD.
The Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD) and the British Chambers of Commerce warned the government in January tha More...29 March 2010 14:29
The Conservatives are set to announce that they will block most of the National Insurance rises planned for 2011.
Chancellor Alistair Darling previously announced two 0.5% increases in National Insurance to take effect in April 2011 - one in the 200 More...29 March 2010 08:49
The government decision to increase the national minimum wage by 2.2% (from £5.80 to £5.93) in October this year, has been welcomed by the TUC .
Brendan Barber, general secretary at the union, said that the move went some way to save low-paid More...25 March 2010 09:41
The Conservatives have called for the Agency Workers Regulations 2010 to be revoked.
Leader David Cameron and five other Tory MPs have signed an early day motion asking for the regulations - due to come into force in October 2011 - to be debated onc More...23 March 2010 14:08
People with serious health conditions are being registered as 'ready to work' and having their benefits cut because of failings in the benefits system, research has found.
The report on research by the Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) revealed that the More...23 March 2010 09:11
The chief of the equalities watchdog has had his leadership and reappointment questioned by a parliamentary committee. A Joint Committee on Human Rights has expressed concern about Trevor Phillips, chairman of the Equality and Rights Commission (ECHR More...15 March 2010 09:12