Spring means only one thing for HR professionals: preparing for a raft of new employment laws. Photo: Matthew Chattle/REX/Shutterstock.

April 2017: nine key employment law changes

The run-up to April is typically a busy time of year for HR professionals, with new employment legislation due to...


Will the apprenticeship levy mean smaller businesses lose out?

10 Mar 2017

It is the Government’s flagship policy to fix the UK’s skills problem, a well-intentioned “tax” on employers to raise £3...

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Top 10 HR questions February 2017: Gender pay gap reporting and the apprenticeship levy

9 Mar 2017

What's keeping HR professionals awake at night?

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Apprenticeship levy: Why degree apprenticeships should be on your list

6 Mar 2017

Are you firming up plans for spending your apprenticeship funding...

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Employers can now register for online apprenticeship service

15 Feb 2017

The Government’s online apprenticeship service has now launched, meaning employers eligible to pay the upcoming apprenticeship levy can register their...

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Don’t get left behind: transform your business with degree apprenticeships

13 Feb 2017

The government announcing its plans to invest significantly in higher apprenticeships, following the Leitch Review of Skills in 2006, may...

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One-third of eligible employers not aware of apprenticeship levy

13 Feb 2017

With just two months to go, one-third of UK employers who are eligible to pay the apprenticeship levy are not...

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Apprenticeship levy: are smaller businesses ready?

6 Feb 2017

Smaller businesses could be underestimating the impact of the apprenticeship levy on their organisation, according to new XpertHR Benchmarking research...

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Top 10 HR questions January 2017: Apprenticeship funding model

2 Feb 2017

From April 2017, employers with a paybill of more than £3 million will be required to pay the apprenticeship levy....

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Apprenticeship levy and targets risk being poor value for money

31 Jan 2017

Most of the money raised by the apprenticeship levy will be spent elsewhere, according to analysis published today by the...

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Top 10 HR questions December 2016: GPG reporting and GDPR

3 Jan 2017

The Government published a revised version of the draft Regulations setting out the gender pay gap (GPG) reporting duty on...

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2017 employment law changes: are you ready?

Employment law changes 2017: eight priorities for HR

7 Dec 2016

Significant employment law changes are anticipated for 2017, amid the ongoing uncertainty resulting from the Brexit referendum.
Large compliance projects...

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Regardless of Brexit, Europe's GDPR is on UK employers' minds

Top 10 HR questions November 2016: New EU data protection rules – GDPR

1 Dec 2016

FAQs on the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the apprenticeship levy dominate the top 10 HR questions for...

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Apprenticeship levy – The facts

1 Dec 2016

PROMOTED | In spring 2017 the way the government funds apprenticeships in England is changing. You may be ...

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Barclays' youth initiatives had an positive impact on local communities,  impressing the judges

Barclays’ Youth Employment Initiative recognised at Personnel Today Awards 2016

22 Nov 2016

The Personnel Today Awards’ Youth Employment Initiative category recognises organisations going the extra mile to engage and develop 16 to...

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