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“Brexit brain drain” fears grow as net migration falls

Net migration to the UK in 2016 fell by 25% to 248,000, but immigration experts warn of a Brexit brain...

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Election 2017: where do the parties stand on employment issues?

22 May 2017

As the manifestos are published, we run down the policies most likely to influence the employment landscape

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Tory manifesto: National retraining, NI holidays and more gap reporting

18 May 2017

Theresa May launched the Conservative Party’s 2017 election manifesto today, and for HR and employers there are no big surprises....

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Liberal Democrat manifesto: guarantees for EU workers and stricter corporate governance

17 May 2017

The Liberal Democrat Party’s official manifesto has been released today and includes a raft of proposals around employment rights, equality...

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Labour manifesto 2017: what employers need to know

17 May 2017

The Labour Party’s official manifesto has been released today and includes some of the most radical changes to employment legislation...

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Conservatives outline commitments on workers’ rights

15 May 2017

Workers will be able to take up to one year’s leave to care for an elderly relative under wide-ranging plans...

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How would scrapping the 12-month mental health requirement affect employers?

15 May 2017

Proposed changes by the Conservatives could see people with shorter-term mental health issues protected by disability discrimination laws. Yvonne Gallagher...

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Regulation and the gig economy: It’s not just about worker status

12 May 2017

High-profile cases involving self-employed drivers for the likes of Uber and Deliveroo have focused heavily on employment status and rights....

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How can the engineering sector find its Hidden Figures?

11 May 2017

The engineering sector, as with much of the STEM sector, suffers from a woeful lack of female talent. The Institution ...

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CIPD manifesto urges next government to make “good work” a priority

10 May 2017

The CIPD has published a manifesto ahead of the upcoming general election that urges the next Government to put “good...

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Self-employment loopholes must be closed, says Work and Pensions Committee

2 May 2017

Government must close the loopholes that allow “gig economy” companies to

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Companies should prove gig workers are not employees

27 Apr 2017

Gig workers need more legal power to hold companies to account to make the gig economy fit for the future,...

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Gig economy: Uber appeal hearing confirmed

20 Apr 2017

Uber has received leave to appeal the decision on the employment status of its drivers to the Employment Appeal Tribunal...

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Headscarf cases: what now for employer dress codes?

20 Apr 2017

Recent European court judgments have suggested that employers can justify a ban on employees wearing certain religious items. But what...

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How to deal with uncertainty around employing EU nationals

19 Apr 2017

Organisations employing EU nationals in the UK must tread carefully on the path to Brexit or face discrimination claims or...

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