Honda confirms 2021 closure of Swindon manufacturing plant

Honda has confirmed that it proposes to close its manufacturing plant in Swindon in 2021, with the loss of around...

Retailers call for a halt to ‘unreasonable’ HMRC minimum wage enforcement

HMRC should end investigations of 'reasonable pay practices' according to the British Retail Consortium.

Walmart staff file gender discrimination case

Almost 100 women in the US have filed a gender discrimination claim against retail giant Walmart, alleging they have been...

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Tax-Free Childcare failing to attract working families

Take-up of the government's Tax-Free Childcare benefit has been much slower than anticipated, official figures have shown.

Pay award expectations at record high

Pay award expectations in the private sector have increased to 2.5% after years where 2% has been the norm, as employers plan to increase salaries to attract talent.

Why good corporate citizenship brings mutual benefits

Businesses now recognise that good corporate social responsibility is not just about financial donations. Being a good corporate citizen can...


Prison officer was unfairly dismissed after revealing sexuality

A prison officer who was subject to verbal and physical abuse over his sexual orientation was unfairly dismissed, an employment...

NHS culture is ‘dysfunctional’ says chairman

In a stinging attack on 25 years of healthcare policy, Lord David Prior, chairman of NHS England, has described the inherent dysfunctionality of the NHS, saying that it needs to “recapture its vocational engaged spirit”.

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Sexual harassment and the City: change is in the air

A claim of sexual harassment currently being heard at employment tribunal could end up leading to significant changes of behaviour and culture among City firms

New tech threatens global labour market improvements

Emerging tech-driven business models are partly to blame for millions of people worldwide being forced to accept inadequate working conditions, according to research.

Get ready to UNLEASH your HR tech knowledge

It’s only a matter of weeks now until the fifth annual UNLEASH Conference and exhibition in London.
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Supreme Court sleep-in appeal plunges care sector into uncertainty

The Supreme Court has granted permission for an appeal in the legal case considering whether or not care workers who...

More than half of managers received bonuses in 2018

More than half of all staff in managerial and professional roles received a bonus last year, according to XpertHR analysis....

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