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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’

7 May 2021

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.

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Gary Lineker faces IR35 tax accusation

7 May 2021

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

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Movers and Shakers May 2021: Nissan and GHD appointments

7 May 2021

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

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Number of companies claiming furlough fell in February

7 May 2021

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

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

7 May 2021

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

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One in three accelerating financial wellbeing plans

7 May 2021

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

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

7 May 2021

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

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Four in five firms expect hybrid working post-lockdown

6 May 2021

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.

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Fall in staff working flexible hours during pandemic

6 May 2021

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

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Are ‘global employees’ the next big thing?

5 May 2021

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

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

5 May 2021

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

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UK and India sign talent and mobility agreement

5 May 2021

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

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Investment banks prepare for office return

5 May 2021

"People don’t like commuting, but so what?" – JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs prepare to bring staff back to the office this summer.

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End of furlough will lead to spike in tribunals

5 May 2021

Employers could see a surge in tribunal claims when the furlough scheme ends in September, according to a study.

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