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Apprenticeship levy has ‘failed’ to increase workplace training

The government has made an “empty promise” in saying the apprenticeship levy would increase the amount of money employers spend...

BA tries to halt industrial action with High Court injunction

23 Jul 2019

British Airways is seeking an injunction to stop pilots launching strike action over pay...

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Hot weather alert for workers in England and Wales

22 Jul 2019

Much of England and Wales is on the cusp of a heatwave, lasting until Friday at least, according to the Met Office. How should employers respond?

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Public sector pay rises will come from existing budgets

22 Jul 2019

The austerity belt has been further loosened with the announcement of public sector pay rises above the rate of inflation, the largest in six years.

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Acas: Demand for early conciliation goes up by a fifth

22 Jul 2019

Demand for early conciliation services has risen by 21% compared with last year, according to the latest annual report from...

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Consultation launched to remedy NHS pension tax crisis

22 Jul 2019

Senior NHS employees are to be consulted over whether NHS pensions should be altered to allow GPs and clinicians to take on extra work without having to pay higher tax bills.

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New laws on misuse of NDAs in the workplace

22 Jul 2019

The government has announced legislation to address the misuse of non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) in the workplace – including clauses designed...

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Disability benefit extended after Supreme Court ruling on mental health

22 Jul 2019

A landmark Supreme Court judgment could mean that people who find social situations debilitating will now be eligible to claim...

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Employee perks at a 12-year low

22 Jul 2019

Corporate cost-cutting has made perks less attractive for businesses to provide, causing their value falling to their lowest level since 2006-7.

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More women miss out on paid leave than men

22 Jul 2019

One in 14 UK workers are not receiving their legal holiday entitlement, with more than one million people not getting any paid leave at all 

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Businesses may need to compensate workers facing cancelled shifts

19 Jul 2019

The government has announced new proposals of compensation for workers when their shift is cancelled at short notice

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Paid leave proposed for parents of premature babies

19 Jul 2019

Parents of premature babies could be entitled to one week of paid leave for every week their baby is in hospital.

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Public sector workers to receive largest pay rise in years

19 Jul 2019

Teachers and police officers will receive the biggest pay rises in six years, the government will announce next week

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Pensions Regulator hunts ‘shape-shifting’ businesses

19 Jul 2019

An unspecified number of businesses have attempted to evade their pension duties to employees by altering their identities, The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has found.

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Teacher overlooked for promotion because she worked part time

18 Jul 2019

A teacher who was overlooked for a promotion because she was working reduced hours has received a £5,000 pay out...

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