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About Jo Faragher

Jo Faragher has been a business journalist for 15 years, working in commissioning editor and editor roles for the past 10. A regular contributor to Personnel Today, she has also written features for the Financial Times, and supplements for The Times and The Guardian.

Coronavirus: How can we prepare for a leader falling ill?

9 Apr 2020

With the Prime Minister in intensive care, the Cabinet is finding a new ‘business as usual’ while its leader recuperates....

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Unpaid work means women underpaid by £126bn

9 Apr 2020

Unpaid work such as childcare, cooking and cleaning means the gender pay gap is much higher than official figures, according...

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Furlough scheme could cost up to £40 billion

8 Apr 2020

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will cost an estimated £30bn to £40bn over the three months it is set to...

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Furlough: what the updated guidance clarifies, and what it doesn’t

6 Apr 2020

Employers may still have questions even after Rishi Sunak's clarification of the system's details.

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Frontline health workers granted visa extension

1 Apr 2020

Home secretary Priti Patel has announced that frontline NHS workers whose visas are due to expire before 1 October will...

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Apprenticeship providers “on brink of collapse”

1 Apr 2020

Private apprenticeship training providers are “on the brink of collapse” after failing to secure financial support from the Department for...

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Labour urges government to close non-essential workplaces

1 Apr 2020

The shadow employment minister has called or all non-essential workplaces to be closed in a letter to the prime minister....

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Workers will be able to carry over annual leave for two years

27 Mar 2020

Workers who have not taken all of their statutory annual leave entitlement this year due to the coronavirus will be...

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Self-employed eligible for 80% of monthly pay

26 Mar 2020

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has now unveiled measures to support self-employed workers who have been hit financially by the coronavirus. 
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Delay increase to national living wage, says IFS

26 Mar 2020

The government should delay next month’s rise in the national living wage in order to protect jobs in the midst...

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Handling an acquisition during the coronavirus crisis

26 Mar 2020

The current circumstances, driven by Covid-19, are challenging for any organisation. But how do you cope if you’re in the...

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Graduate and apprentice hiring hit by coronavirus uncertainty

25 Mar 2020

Companies have been forced to scale down entry-level recruitment programmes.

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Doctors on verge of walkout over lack of protective equipment

25 Mar 2020

Doctors and other medical staff are threatening to quit frontline NHS work because they feel there is inadequate safety equipment....

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Working from home: How HR can deal with the daily dilemmas

24 Mar 2020

With so many people having to reinvent the way they work because of the coronavirus outbreak, Jo Faragher examines how HR professionals may overcome the many difficulties they are bound to face.

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Guarantee or subsidise wages, urges Starmer

19 Mar 2020

Labour leadership candidate Keir Starmer has called for a national income guarantee scheme to limit the economic impact of the...

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