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‘Extend whistleblowing protections in line with new EU law’

The government is being urged to adopt new EU whistleblowing legislation, to avoid the risk of UK whistleblowers being left behind.

A return-to-work model for workers without OH? A personal perspective

5 Apr 2019

Now making a full recovery following his heart operation before Christmas, Nic Paton’s experience of being in hospital and post-operative...

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IR35 in the private sector: what constitutes ‘reasonable care’?

25 Mar 2019

The government has recently published a consultation paper with its proposals to extend off-payroll working rules to the private sector....

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Courts should fast-track gig economy cases: Frank Field

25 Mar 2019

The exploitation of workers must be tackled quickly and effectively, MP Frank Field has recommended in a new report critical of the length of time cases are taking.

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HMRC reveals private sector off-payroll working changes

6 Mar 2019

Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has unveiled a series of reforms to off-payroll working in the private sector, following...

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Deliveroo and Uber Eats face questions over worker black market

7 Jan 2019

The way that Deliveroo and Uber Eats engage their riders and drivers’ has come under fresh scrutiny after claims emerged...

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Budget 2018: IR35 changes extended to the private sector

29 Oct 2018

The changes to IR35 regulations will be extended to the private sector, the Chancellor of the Exchequer has confirmed in...

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How digital trends are changing the role of HR (webinar)

19 Sep 2018

ON DEMAND | Not a day goes by without a news story highlighting the impact of digital technology on people’s jobs, but how...

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U-turn on tax cut for self-employed

7 Sep 2018

The Treasury has announced that it will not abolish Class 2 national insurance contributions (NICs), a policy the Conservative party...

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Gig professionals on the rise and HR likes it

5 Sep 2018

Global research into the use of contingent workers – those professionals engaged in the so-called gig economy – shows that...

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IR35 changes have ‘seriously damaged’ the NHS

22 Jun 2018

Changes to self-employment tax rules have “seriously damaged” the NHS and the public sector, according to research by the Association...

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Union wins go ahead for Deliveroo collective bargaining case

15 Jun 2018

A High Court judge today granted permission for Deliveroo couriers to challenge a previous ruling that they could not be...

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Most employers back idea for stable contract requests

1 Jun 2018

Two-thirds of employers back the introduction of a right for agency workers and zero-hours contract workers to request a stable...

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Don’t believe the gig economy hype, says Matthew Taylor

24 Apr 2018

The view that full-time employment is in retreat and will be subsumed by the gig economy is not borne out...

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DPD to offer self-employed drivers sick pay and annual leave

26 Mar 2018

Parcel delivery company DPD is to give self-employed drivers access to benefits such as paid annual leave, sick pay and...

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