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The first shots have been fired: let the blood-letting commence

19 Sep 2006

Labour's pains are likely to make for an uncomfortable party conference season. But can the Tories capitalise and will the Liberal Democrats spring a surprise?

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Devil of a job is too hot to handle

6 Jun 2006

On the sixth day of the sixth month in the sixth year of a new century, the problem job of pensions minister has joined the DTI on the list of most thankless tasks

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The men who would be king show true colours: Strategies of the political parties

7 Mar 2006

Now the Liberals have settled on Sir Menzies Campbell, battle lines can be drawn for the years ahead. But what will their policies mean for HR?

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Equality representatives will audit gender pay differences

20 Sep 2005

Employers will have to appoint 'equality representatives' to ensure female staff are paid the same as men, under proposed recommendations.

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Business warms to idea of autumn Bank Holiday

18 Jan 2005

Labour's plans to offer an election pledge of one more bank holiday to encourage a healthier work-life balance have met a cautious welcome from employers

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Blair feels the pensions strain

18 Oct 2004

Last week’s Turner report confirmed the Government’s worst fears: the UK is in the midst of a pensions crisis. Personnel Today looks at the political tensions in Downing Street that have contributed to the problem

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A cool head in a ‘crisis’

28 Sep 2004

In his first article for Personnel Today, David Cracknell, political editor at the Sunday Times, talks to new pensions minister Alan Johnson

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