Government to limit use of non-compete clauses

The government is looking to limit the use of non-compete clauses in an effort to stimulate a more entrepreneurial culture,...

Baroness Falkner named new EHRC chair

A new chairperson and four new commissioners have been appointed at the Equality and Human Rights Commission, the UK’s equality...

Applications for new work visa routes now open

Applications for the new work visa routes open today for eligible overseas workers who wish to work in the UK...

How will employers fare under the new immigration system?

Four legal specialists discuss their hopes and fears for the UK's new points-based immigration system opens for visa applications...

12,000 jobs at risk as Debenhams set to close

Some 12,000 Debenhams employees could lose their jobs after talks to buy the struggling department store chain fell through.
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Arcadia Group goes into administration

Arcadia Group, the retail empire owned by Sir Philip Green, has collapsed into administration, putting 13,000 jobs at risk.
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Unilever to trial four-day week

Unilever is to begin a year-long trial of a four-day week at its offices in New Zealand with the aim...

New Lloyds Bank boss to be paid up to £5.5m

Lloyds Banking Group's new boss will be paid up to £5.5m in annual pay and bonuses – about a fifth less than his predecessor.

TUC taskforce to address ‘punitive’ use of AI in staff monitoring

With the use of AI growing during the Covid pandemic a taskforce aims to protect workers from punitive ways of working.

Immigration officer wins £16k after ‘unfair’ probe into alleged racist slurs

Tribunal finds that Joel Gold, although dismissed on potentially fair grounds of gross misconduct, did not receive a fair hearing from the Home Office.

Sharp fall in London jobs compared with EU capitals

The number of jobs in London being posted on job site Indeed this year has plummeted by 50%, compared with...

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Risk of foreign investors being deterred by new immigration rules

Recent comments by Rishi Sunak about 'hostile state actors' coupled with complex visa and sponsor licence rules risks sending the wrong message, says immigration specialist.

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Boardroom succession issues signalled by FTSE100 firms

Coronavirus puts onus on boards to sort out their succession planning.

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