Political elections

HR policy and procedure is heavily influenced by employment law and that is dictated by the Government of the day. Here we provide guidance for HR and employers relating to political elections. Manifesto promises made in general elections, European elections, mayoral  and local elections or specific referendums, can result in potential changes in employment law which HR professionals need to have in their sights.


Hiring plans for Q1 weakest in seven years

Employers’ hiring intentions are at their weakest in seven years with Brexit uncertainty, the general election and a slowing global...

Conservative voters more confident about career prospects

10 Dec 2019

People who feel “politically homeless” have lower job confidence than those who identify with a particular political party, and Conservative...

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Worker reps would be part of Labour nationalisation move

9 Dec 2019

Labour will start re-nationalising water and energy companies within 100 days of taking office, shadow chancellor John McDonnell will announce...

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Main parties’ migration policies pose threat to NHS staffing

4 Dec 2019

Both the Conservatives’ and Labour’s migration policies would worsen understaffing in the NHS and social care, according to a report...

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Factories lay off workers at fastest rate in seven years

3 Dec 2019

Employment in the manufacturing sector has fallen for the eighth month in a row as factories lay off workers at...

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Conservatives would review IR35, claims Sajid Javid

2 Dec 2019

Although not in the manifesto, the chancellor now says the Conservatives would review the IR35 rules ahead of their introduction to the private sector next year.

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UK faces university brain drain as EU academics quit posts

2 Dec 2019

The number of EU academics working in the UK to have quit their jobs has accelerated since the Brexit referendum,...

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Acute nurse shortages revealed amid growing blame culture

28 Nov 2019

Staff shortages have led to the rise of a blame culture among nurses most of whom feel unable to provide the level of care they want to patients.

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Need for home care workers outstrips police and nurses

28 Nov 2019

As many as 90,000 home care workers for the over 65s are needed if the main parties’ manifesto pledges to...

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Uncertainty forcing employers to hold back on recruitment

27 Nov 2019

Employers are ready to increase staffing levels but their ambitions are being held back by political and economic uncertainty, new...

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Conservative manifesto reveals plans to help UK workers ‘flourish’

25 Nov 2019

Boris Johnson has vowed to “invest in Britain’s people by giving them the tools and training to flourish in the 21st century”.

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LibDems aspire to modernise gig economy and increase worker incomes

25 Nov 2019

The Liberal Democrats say they would alter employment rights to make them a better fit with the gig economy.

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Labour unveils radical manifesto with ‘record investment blitz’

21 Nov 2019

Jeremy Corbyn this morning promised to “unleash a record investment blitz, getting the economy moving in every corner of our country”.

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Doubts arise over Conservative pledge on national insurance threshold

21 Nov 2019

Doubts have arisen over the Conservative pledge to raise the threshold at which national insurance contributions have to paid.

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Labour would help workers ‘take back control’

19 Nov 2019

A future Labour government would “rewrite the rules of our economy” and would help workers “take back control”, John McDonnell...

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