Clifford Chance aims for 40% female partners by 2030

Clifford Chance has pledged that at least 40% of the law firm’s global partners will be female within 10 years...

Ministers offer conflicting return-to-work messages

Advice around whether people should return to offices remains conflicted, with Boris Johnson urging people to think about returning to...

Over 1,000 UK redundancies expected at G4S Cash Solutions

Security company G4S is planning to cut more than a quarter of jobs in its cash handling business amid the...

Jobs fears as Halfords plans to close up to 60 stores

Cycling and car parts retailer Halfords expects to close up to 60 stores and garages by April 2021, putting hundreds...

asda contract changes

Asda equal pay case comes before Supreme Court

The long-running equal pay dispute between Asda and its shop-floor staff is to be considered by the Supreme Court this...

Unison general secretary Dave Prentis. Photo: REX/Geoff Pugh

Dave Prentis to step down after 19 years leading Unison

General secretary of the UK's largest union announces he is to retire.

Poor working conditions ‘afflict 10,000 people in Leicester’

Illegally low pay and dilapidated conditions blight thousands of workers in Leicester, it is alleged.

Points-based immigration system takes shape

People coming to the UK will have to join the Skilled Worker route, the Global Talent route, or the Start-up and Innovator route.

Primark will not take up job retention bonus

John Lewis and William Hill thought to be unlikely to take advantage of scheme, but many other large firms still weighing it up.

Tougher sentences for assaults on emergency workers proposed

Ministers are considering whether to increase the maximum penalty for assaulting an emergency services worker from 12 months to two years in prison.

MP’s bid to protect women from unfair redundancy gets over first hurdle

Maria Miller's proposals aim to bolster rights of women on maternity leave, who are often considered an easy target for redundancy.

Royal Mail loses appeal against agency worker decision

Royal Mail and Angard lose their appeal over definition of agency workers and the employment rights the group is entitled to.

Proposal to erase minor convictions from criminal record checks

Government responds to court ruling that should help people who committed a minor offence get jobs.

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