Public sector


Public-sector gender pay gap reporting confirmed

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

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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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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Doctors and supporters march last week outside Parliament, where the Trade Union Act received royal assent yesterday. Ben Cawthra/REX/Shutterstock

Trade Union Act 2016 becomes law

5 May 2016

The Government announced that Trade Union Bill had completed its parliamentary process by saying that "people will be protected from undemocratic industrial action"...

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National NHS whistleblowing policy published

4 Apr 2016

The final version of the overarching whistleblowing policy to be adopted by all NHS organisations has been published by NHS...

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Government publishes equality impact assessment as BMA launches judicial review

31 Mar 2016

The Department of Health has today made changes to the contract it is imposing on junior doctors in England following...

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Ambulance workers to receive holiday pay for “overruns”

8 Mar 2016

Ambulance workers in four counties will receive backdated holiday pay after a victorious claim for “overrun” payments.
The South Central...

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BMA to probe equality impact of junior doctor contract

24 Feb 2016

The British Medical Association (BMA) is set to launch a judicial review into the Government’s apparent failure to carry out...

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Sexual harassment: tribunal awards £830k to NHS HR director

22 Feb 2016

An employment tribunal has awarded more than £830,000 to an NHS HR director who was constructively dismissed and harassed after...

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