Public sector


Personnel Today Awards 2015: Excellence in Public Service

Continuing our series of profiles of shortlisted employers in this year’s Personnel Today Awards, we look at the Award for...


Public-sector redundancy pay to be capped at £95,000

18 Sep 2015

The cap on redundancy pay for public-sector workers will be set at £95,000, the Government has confirmed.
The proposal to...

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Why are recruitment agencies being made the NHS’s scapegoat?

9 Jun 2015

After last week’s clampdown on recruitment agencies supplying the NHS with doctors and nurses, the Recruitment and Employment Confederation’s chief...

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NHS agency staff to have pay capped

2 Jun 2015

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has ordered a clampdown on recruitment agencies supplying the NHS with doctors and nurses as a...

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HR can change the face of public spending, says TaxPayers’ Alliance

21 Apr 2015

Jonathan Isaby, CEO of the TaxPayers’ Alliance (TPA), wants to see an end to excessive public-sector payoffs. HR can deliver...

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Should HR be the guardians of protected disclosures?

Whistleblowing: do we need “guardians” or should this fall to HR?

4 Mar 2015

The latest report by Sir Robert Francis looks at how employers in the NHS should deal with whistleblowers fairly. But...

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Danny Mortimer, chief executive of NHS Employers

NHS Employers chief: “Workforce supply is the biggest single concern”

11 Feb 2015

With the NHS constantly in the headlines as we approach an election, new NHS Employers chief executive Danny Mortimer has...

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Essex County Council collects their award

Personnel Today Awards 2014 shortlist: Excellence in Public Service HR

17 Nov 2014

Despite facing austerity drives and budget cuts, public-sector employers can still produce great results in terms of HR. Continuing our...

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Chief secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander. Photo: REX/ZUMA

Returning public-sector executives to have to repay redundancy sums

28 Oct 2014

Highly paid public-sector executives who receive redundancy payments only to return to work within a year will need to repay...

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Civil service fathers to receive same parental leave and pay as mothers

20 Oct 2014

Fathers working in the civil service who want to share parental leave will be entitled to the same benefits and...

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Basic pay awards in the public sector lag behind the private sector. Photo: REX/Vickie Flores/LNP

Winners and losers revealed in annual review of basic pay awards

26 Sep 2014

The level of pay rises across the economy has been low for some time. The latest figures from pay analysts...

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Managers trust their employers the least in the public sector, finds survey

24 Sep 2014

Managers in the public sector have the lowest levels of trust in their employers, according to a report released today...

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Can recruiting for values turn around the NHS?

Can “recruiting for values” turn around the NHS?

21 Aug 2014

The working culture in the NHS has come under intense scrutiny in recent years after a series of failings in...

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Inside the European Court of Justice, Luxembourg. REX/Geoff Pugh

Civil service pay scheme linked to age was discriminatory, finds ECJ

7 Aug 2014

The ECJ has held that a pay scheme for civil servants that referenced their age on recruitment was in breach of EU discrimination law.

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Gender equality

Equal pay: local authority and limited liability partnership were “associated employers”

19 May 2014

In DLA Piper’s latest case report, the Court of Session held that limited liability partnerships (LLPs) that were contracted to...

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