Pay & benefits

The Royal College of Nursing held a rally earlier this month to urge the Government to scrap its 1% pay capSteve Parkins/REX/Shutterstock

Nursing unions demand 3.9% pay rise and £800

Unions representing more than a million nurses and other NHS staff have written to the chancellor to demand a 3.9%...

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Pensions Regulator in first auto-enrolment prosecution

14 Sep 2017

The Pensions Regulator is bringing the first pensions auto-enrolment prosecution over allegations that a bus company and its managing director...

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Acas study urges higher take-up of flexible working 

13 Sep 2017

A report published today by Acas calls for more flexible working for parents returning to work after parental leave as...

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No 10 marks end of pay freeze with police and prisons pay rises

12 Sep 2017

The Government has confirmed it will end its 1% annual cap on public sector pay next year and, this year,...

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Will employers need to amend contracts of existing employees to comply with GDPR?

Top 10 HR questions August 2017: GDPR and holiday pay

12 Sep 2017

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will require employers to provide employees with a privacy notice, detailing how their personal...

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Pay cap to be lifted for police and prison officers

11 Sep 2017

Police and prison officers are set to be the first beneficiaries of the Government’s decision to relax its 1% public...

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'Gig economy' cases on employment status, such as the recent example of Addison Lee, could increase Richard Gardner/REX/Shutterstock

Five tribunal claims that will increase in post-fees era

30 Aug 2017

Following last month’s decision of the Supreme Court declaring that employment tribunal fees were unlawful, the number of tribunal claims...

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Listed companies must publish pay ratios under new law

29 Aug 2017

All listed companies will have to publish the pay ratio between bosses and workers, under new corporate governance reforms being...

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Anne Milton: Offering returnships will give women real options over their career path.

Minister for Women Anne Milton on why returnships matter

28 Aug 2017

As the Government announces four new returnship programmes for the public sector and launches a consultation on how to support...

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Personnel Today Awards 2017: Award for Employee Benefits

25 Aug 2017

As we round up those who have made the shortlists for this year’s Personnel Today Awards, it’s time to look...

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Gym membership is a popular item to offer as a flexible benefit and can help enhance employee wellbeing

10 benefits to include in a flexible benefits scheme

24 Aug 2017

Flexible benefits schemes can help to boost employee recruitment and retention by increasing the range of benefits available to employees....

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No signs of growth in pay awards levels, says XpertHR

24 Aug 2017

Pay awards in the three months to the end of July 2017 were worth 2%, according to the latest data...

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Equality and Human Rights Commission publishes gender pay gap

23 Aug 2017

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has published details of its gender pay gap, showing that on average its...

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National minimum wage: Avoid the pitfalls of pay averaging

21 Aug 2017

Earlier this year it was reported that John Lewis set aside £36 million to compensate for a potential national minimum...

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Argos tops HMRC’s latest list of national minimum wage offenders

17 Aug 2017

HMRC has published its latest list of employers that have failed to comply with national minimum wage laws, with a...

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