Pay & benefits

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Bill for paid parental bereavement leave is launched

Parents who have suffered the death of a child will receive statutory paid leave to grieve, under a new law...

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How to find the balance between flexible working and “always on”

18 Jul 2017

Research has shown that many workers value flexible working over a pay rise. Sarah Thompson asks how can employers ensure...

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Young people suffer most from slowdown in income growth

17 Jul 2017

Average income growth fell to just 0.7% in the year running up to the general election, research from think tank...

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Supreme Court gives gay man equal pension rights

12 Jul 2017

The Supreme Court has granted an appeal in a case where a worker claimed his same-sex partner should get the...

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Good work or bad? Reaction to the Taylor Review

11 Jul 2017

Any much-anticipated report is likely to divide opinion, and the Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices is no different. Rob...

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The Taylor Review: what employers need to know

11 Jul 2017

The long-awaited Taylor Review of modern employment practices emerged today, introduced at a press conference hosted by Prime Minister Theresa...

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Dependent contractor status proposed in Taylor review

10 Jul 2017

An alternative worker status – dependent contractor – will be proposed by the Taylor review tomorrow alongside calls for new...

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Deliveroo calls for new gig worker status

7 Jul 2017

Food delivery company Deliveroo has announced plans to offer its self-employed couriers sick pay as it calls on the Government...

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How to ensure health screening at work reaches all staff

6 Jul 2017

Employers need to ensure wellbeing programmes and health screening at work are relevant to all employees, argues Lee Gruskin. The...

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Growing numbers of people will be working into older age, a period when many “critical illnesses” such as heart disease and cancer are most likely to be diagnosed

Managing workers with terminal illness: a guide

4 Jul 2017

With growing numbers of employees set to work into older age, managing those with terminal illness will be a priority...

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Pay self-employed workers the national minimum wage, says thinktank

4 Jul 2017

Certain self-employed workers should be paid the minimum wage, according to recommendations by the Resolution Foundation.
The thinktank has submitted...

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Pay awards lose pace with inflation

29 Jun 2017

Employers have given a median 2% pay award to their employees over the three months to the end of May...

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Department for Education is first government department to publish gender pay gap

28 Jun 2017

The Department for Education (DfE) has published its gender pay gap figures, becoming the first government department to do so....

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Gap between men and women’s retirement income grows

28 Jun 2017

Women retiring this year will be £6,400 a year worse off than men, according to new research from Prudential.
The...

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Why HR should step up and support working carers

27 Jun 2017

The UK’s social care crisis was a hot topic during this month’s general election, serving to highlight the growing number...

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