London top for wealth and productivity but wage gap narrows

Productivity and earnings are at least a third higher in some areas of London than the UK average, although the gap in earnings and wage growth is narrowing.

Half of furloughed staff have returned to work

More than half the workers to have been furloughed during the coronavirus pandemic are already likely to have returned to...

Return to workplace still urged despite growth in infections

Employers are encouraged to bring workers back to workplaces if it is safe to do so, even though the government...

Is it really the end of the office?

Employees’ desire to continue working from home has prompted many firms to consider whether the office is truly necessary. But,...

Out of sight: how to manage remote teams

Managing people remotely for any length of time puts the onus on leaders to learn a new set of tools.

Supporting neurodivergent staff in the post-lockdown workplace

Matthew Trerise and Angela Armstrong discuss the challenges neurodivergent people may experience when returning to the workplace post-lockdown, with practical...

NHS to focus on flexible working and staff wellbeing

Flexible working, education and health and wellbeing are at the forefront of the new NHS People Plan, which the government...

Furloughed employees must receive redundancy in full

Furloughed employees will be entitled to redundancy pay based on their normal wages, not their furlough rate, from tomorrow (31...

Contractor loses sexual discrimination case against HSBC

A worker who claimed she was forced out of her role at HSBC after having an affair with a superior...

Thousands more job losses proposed by struggling firms

Thousands more redundancies have been announced today as employers continue to feel the effect coronavirus has had on consumer habits....

Redundancies vs reduced hours: Juggling workloads through coronavirus

As furlough fades and redundancies rise, Jonny Gifford examines how workloads differ across the labour market and suggests how reducing...

‘Alarm’ over gaps in worker support goes unheeded say MPs

Repeatedly raised concerns over gaps in support for workers and businesses during the coronavirus crisis continue to go unheeded, a...

Furlough costs reach £32bn

The value of claims paid from the government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has reached £31.7bn, according to the latest data...

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