Reaction: Is the job retention bonus a drop in the ocean?

The £1,000 incentive to bring back employees from furlough has been described as “inconsequential” and potentially not enough to prevent...

Employers to receive £1k bonus for bringing staff back from furlough

Government announces CJRS "bonus", kick-start scheme for 16 to 24-year-olds and other initiatives to boost jobs...

Half of UK employees worked from home in April

Almost half (46.4%) of employees did some of their work from home during April, with the vast majority stating this...

Ryanair cabin crew agree to pay cuts to keep jobs

Cabin crew employed by Ryanair in the UK have agreed to take a pay cut in order to protect their...

How the HR team at Severn Trent Water is keeping things flowing

Neil Morrison explains how the utility has coped during the coronavirus pandemic, and why HR has a duty to support...

Don’t switch off employee volunteering schemes this summer

The summer months are often a great opportunity for employee volunteering projects. But despite social distancing restrictions, there are still...

Car parking charges for NHS staff could be reintroduced

The government is considering reintroducing car parking charges for NHS staff as the coronavirus pandemic eases, the health minister has...

Boohoo to investigate ‘unsafe’ conditions at Leicester factory

Low-cost fashion retailer Boohoo has promised to investigate workers’ pay and conditions at a Leicester factory.

Chancellor to announce kickstart scheme for jobs

The chancellor is due to announce a £2bn “kickstart jobs scheme” today in the hope it will stem youth unemployment...

Government scraps plan to class coronavirus tests as taxable benefit in kind

Controversial plans to get workers to pay income tax on coronavirus testing kits purchased by their employer have been scrapped...

Joblessness could reach 15% in second wave

Unemployment could reach 14.8% if the UK suffers a second wave of coronavirus, according to projections by the Organisation for...

Two in five plan redundancies after furlough ends

Two in five (44%) organisations with staff on furlough say they will have to make some or all of their...

Boris Johnson reignites driverless Tube trains idea

Driverless Tube trains should be a condition of any future government funding for Transport for London, Boris Johnson has said....

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