Budget 2021: Furlough likely to continue until 21 June

Business secretary Kwasi Kwarteng has implied that furlough will continue as long as elements of lockdown remain in place.

Brexit: steady flow of finance jobs to EU continues

Dublin and Luxembourg the most popular EU destinations for staff relocations and new hubs, followed by Frankfurt.

Halfords to hand back furlough cash

Halfords is to pay back £10.7m in furlough cash as it expects to turn a significant profit.

Restaurant chain denies abuse of furlough scheme

Steakhouse group Tomahawk has rejected accusations by the GMB union of bullying workers to lend it money.

Could we see the rise of the weekend interview?

The Covid-19 pandemic has transformed how we hire people, including how and when we interview and communicate with candidates.

Why now is the time to begin financial wellbeing conversations

A new campaign, the National Welness Conversation, aims to get employers to address the issue of money management with their staff.

Budget March 2021: Tax rises not ruled out

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has not ruled out tax rises in this week’s budget (3 March) after saying that he wants...

New ‘flexi’ apprenticeships to be announced in budget

A new ‘flexi-job’ apprenticeship will allow apprentices to work with a number of different employers in their chosen sector.

Unemployment claims up 145% around pandemic-hit airports

The number of people out of work around major airports is significantly higher than the rate seen across the rest of the UK.

Female directors in finance earning 66% less than men

Average pay for female directors at FTSE 350 financial services firms is two-thirds lower than male director pay, analysis has found.

Top 10 HR questions February 2021: Vaccination and IR35

Can employers insist their staff have a coronavirus vaccination? What is IR35? Last month's big HR questions answered by XpertHR...

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CIPD: Apprenticeship levy has failed

England’s apprenticeship levy has failed on every measure, the CIPD has said in a strongly worded statement stemming from an...

Enterprise Nation: Emma Jones talks to Oven-Ready HR

As the captain of Enterprise Nation – a vibrant community of small businesses and business advisers – Emma Jones CBE...

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