Public sector

Chief secretary to the Treasury David Gauke. Photo: REX/Shutterstock

Further reform to public-sector exit payments confirmed

The Government has confirmed it will proceed with additional limits to exit payments across the public sector, following on from...


NHS doctors must declare income from private work

20 Sep 2016

Senior NHS doctors and managers in England will have to declare any income they receive from private work, it has...

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Employment law changes: October 2016 and beyond

15 Sep 2016

The autumn months promise to be a busy period for HR practitioners as they get to grips with a host...

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Some former News of the World journalists were charged with misconduct in public office. Photo: Stephanie Schaerer / Daily Mail /REX/Shutterstock

Law Commission consults on offence of misconduct in public office

6 Sep 2016

Misconduct in public office, the criminal offence that has been used to prosecute journalists for paying public officials for information,...

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Are we seeing greater protection for whistleblowers?

6 Sep 2016

Health Education England recently introduced whistleblowing protection for junior doctors. This forms part of a growing trend towards increased protection...

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Senior medics wade into junior doctors strike row

2 Sep 2016

A group of senior medical professionals has condemned the latest series of strikes proposed by junior doctors.
The Academy of...

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Public-sector gender pay gap reporting confirmed

19 Aug 2016

The timetable for gender pay gap reporting in the public sector has been confirmed, with the Government largely intending to...

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Cabinet office minister Ben Gummer announced the language fluency code of practice this week. REX/Shutterstock

Public sector: English language requirement code of practice published

22 Jul 2016

The Government has published a draft code of practice to help public-sector employers prepare for the requirement for customer-facing workers...

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Disputed junior doctors’ contract to be phased in

7 Jul 2016

The Department of Health has said it will phase in the new contract for junior doctors from October, despite doctors’...

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Pay settlements creep back towards 2% benchmark

23 Jun 2016

Pay awards have decreased in recent months from the longstanding 2% figure that many employees have come to expect. Last...

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HR analytics and software emerges as priority for first time

17 Jun 2016

HR analytics and software systems are top strategic issues for HR practitioners in 2016, according to XpertHR’s latest research into...

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Others should follow NHS focus on race equality

7 Jun 2016

The NHS Equality and Diversity Council’s first report from the NHS Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES) has shown that black...

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Local government HR professionals feel respected by leaders

Public-sector HR valued by leaders

3 Jun 2016

Public-sector HR teams are held in high regard by their organisations’ leaders who listen to and act on their advice,...

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Pay deal data edges down

26 May 2016

Preliminary analysis reveals that pay awards in the three months to the end of April 2016 were worth 1.7% at...

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Employer withdrew job offer due to sickness absence

9 May 2016

An employment tribunal held that a nurse was the victim of discrimination arising from disability, after her prospective employer withdrew...

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