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Tory manifesto: National retraining, NI holidays and more gap reporting

Theresa May launched the Conservative Party’s 2017 election manifesto today, and for HR and employers there are no big surprises....

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Liberal Democrat manifesto: guarantees for EU workers and stricter corporate governance

17 May 2017

The Liberal Democrat Party’s official manifesto has been released today and includes a raft of proposals around employment rights, equality...

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Controversial ban on agency staff in NHS dropped

31 Mar 2017

The ban on certain agency staff in the NHS, which was due to come into force on 1 April, has...

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NHS whistleblowers to be protected when applying for new jobs

20 Mar 2017

NHS whistleblowers will receive greater legal protection if they decide to apply for a new job, according to proposals published...

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Public sector could lose talent thanks to new IR35 rules

28 Feb 2017

Tax changes due to be introduced in April could mean thousands of public-sector contractors leave their work in favour of...

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Nurses and teachers choose agency work for better work-life balance, report finds

23 Feb 2017

Teachers and nurses are choosing to work through agencies because they are disillusioned with permanent work, research has found.
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Public sector gets draft gender pay gap reporting law

20 Jan 2017

The draft Regulations that will require public-sector employers in England to report on their gender pay gap have been published....

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ECJ: do not use fixed-term contracts for permanent needs

9 Dec 2016

A European Court of Justice (ECJ) case challenged the legality of Spanish legislation that permits the renewal of fixed-term contracts...

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Public-sector English fluency requirements come into force

2 Nov 2016

New English language requirements for public-sector workers in customer-facing roles come into force on 21 November 2016, following the publication...

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Further reform to public-sector exit payments confirmed

27 Sep 2016

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

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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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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.
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