Company car and car allowance schemes are continuing to grow in popularity as employers strive to keep salary budgets in check, according to a new report from professional services company Towers Watson.
The Company Car Benefits Survey 2012, which More...13 September 2012 16:00
Members of Unison and Unite who work in local government have voted to accept changes to their pension schemes, following negotiations between the unions and the employers involved. In ballots carried out on the latest proposals for the Local Governm More...24 August 2012 18:01
Executive pay has received significant attention over the last 12 months and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has consulted extensively on further regulation of director pay in quoted companies. Draft revised remuneration reportin More...23 August 2012 09:44
To try to ensure that the country's workforce saves adequately for retirement, the Government has introduced pensions auto-enrolment. Larger employers are the first to have to comply with the new rules, which came into effect on 1&nb More...21 August 2012 00:00
Many benefits are offered only to senior employees, but why? Extending certain perks to a wider audience can make HR and financial sense through improved ease of access, worksite marketing and economies of scale. Emma Page reports. In its Comprehensi More...01 August 2012 10:40
The gap between pay awards and inflation is at its narrowest level for four years, due to the continued fall in retail prices index (RPI) inflation, data from XpertHR shows.
While XpertHR's pay data found that the median pay award remained at 2 More...27 July 2012 11:11
Businesses with fewer than 50 workers will not have to auto-enrol their employees into workplace pension schemes before June 2015, the Government has confirmed. The Government announced in November 2011 that it would delay pensions auto-enrolm More...16 July 2012 16:54
More employers are looking to their payroll departments than their HR teams to take the lead on pensions auto-enrolment, a survey from the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP) has found.
According to the survey, payroll will take char More...09 July 2012 13:40
Graduate starting salaries are set to rise higher than predicted, according to the latest survey from the Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR). The summer edition of the AGR's bi-annual survey of its members found that they expected an increase i More...04 July 2012 00:01
The High Court decision in Attrill and others v Dresdner Kleinwort Ltd and Commerzbank AG offers a stark warning to employers about the risks of making oral promises to employees on their entitlement to bonuses. Commerzbank, in this case, was left to More...02 July 2012 10:27
Are you concerned about how the pensions auto-enrolment safeguards coming into force on 1 July will affect your business? From this date, safeguards aimed at protecting workers' pensions auto-enrolment rights come into force for all employers More...27 June 2012 10:59
The Low Pay Commission has launched its 2013 consultation seeking views on the national minimum wage.
As well as taking views on the level at which the minimum wage should be set from October 2013, the commission has been asked by the Government to More...26 June 2012 15:33
The Pensions Regulator has published its strategy for tackling non-compliance with the forthcoming changes to pensions law, which will see certain workers auto-enrolled into a pension scheme.
For large employers, the new duties come into force on 1 More...22 June 2012 15:46
The Government has announced that it will give shareholders "binding votes" on executive pay and exit payments, in "the most comprehensive set of reforms" of the framework for directors pay in a decade.
Under the reforms, companies will require More...20 June 2012 16:22
Businesses that lose an employment tribunal on equal pay grounds will be required to carry out compulsory pay audits under plans unveiled by the Government.
In the Government's response to the Modern Workplaces consultation, Parliamentary More...15 June 2012 16:36
Organisations reviewing their benefits packages are most likely to be scrutinising their health benefits provision, according to research from XpertHR.
Based on a survey of 356 organisations' benefits packages, the research revealed that health bene More...15 June 2012 16:06
Employers have been warned to prepare for pensions auto-enrolment "as soon as possible" after research found that nearly half (44%) of organisations had taken no steps to get ready for its introduction. The research, from benefits consultancy Jelf Em More...08 June 2012 15:46
Pay awards in the private sector are slighty up on this time last year, rising from a median 2.3% for the three months to the end of April 2011 to 2.5% for the same period this year. The XpertHR pay trends report found that the More...25 May 2012 10:06
The national minimum wage for apprentices should be increased to £5.00 an hour, say employers.
This is according to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development's (CIPD) latest Labour Market Outlook survey, which found that employers, o More...14 May 2012 16:38
Directors with HR backgrounds are "seriously under-represented" in the boardrooms of the UK's largest companies, making up less than 1% of their board members. This is according to research from HR recruiter Ortus, which found that, of the 595 board More...10 May 2012 14:38