Two arrests in West Yorkshire over suspected £3.4m furlough fraud

A man and a woman from West Yorkshire have been arrested on suspicion of £3.4m fraud under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

Unions and MPs urge action on ‘fire and rehire’

A letter signed by unions and 140 MPs and Lords urges the government to use next week's Queen's Speech to announce legislation banning 'fire and rehire' tactics.

Gary Lineker faces IR35 tax accusation

HMRC has accused football and TV star Gary Lineker of having a £4.9m tax liability and of being a ‘disguised employee’ under IR35.

Movers and Shakers May 2021: Nissan and GHD appointments

Featuring a youngest ever HR director at Nissan's Sunderland plant and a new inclusivity and diversity role at a global professional services company.

Number of companies claiming furlough fell in February

Furlough claimants peaked at just over 852,000 in January, but fell back to 840,387 in February.

Adapting to change – helping HR find calm in uncertainty (webinar)

This XpertHR webinar will present the practical steps that can be taken to adapt to change while maintaining good mental wellbeing.

One in three accelerating financial wellbeing plans

One in three employers are looking to boost financial wellbeing provision amid concerns about the pandemic's effect on employees' finances.

Oven-Ready HR Reheated: Steve Browne, Marc Effron and more

The second compilation of podcast interviews includes Steve Browne, Marc Effron, Emma Jones and Aoife Martin.

Four in five firms expect hybrid working post-lockdown

Eighty-six per cent of large firms polled expect hybrid working to continue, but giants such as Google envisage a surge in demand for office desks.

Fall in staff working flexible hours during pandemic

CIPD analysis of Labour Force Survey data shows a decline in the use of part-time working, flexi-time and annualised hours.

Are ‘global employees’ the next big thing?

In theory, technology now allows employees to work from anywhere, but how easy is it to run a global workforce?

Lecturer’s dismissal for failing to complete PhD ‘unfair’, tribunal rules

The University of Hudderfield's decision to dismiss a lecturer with mental health worries was "wholly unreasonable", a tribunal has found.

UK and India sign talent and mobility agreement

The UK and India have signed a migration agreement that will support people to live and work in both countries.

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