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Emergency Budget: Phasing out default retirement age from 2011 is welcomed but the need for another consultation is questioned

23 Jun 2010

Age campaigners and employer groups have welcomed the government’s plan to “quickly phase out” the default retirement age (DRA) from...

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Emergency Budget: feedback from employment experts

22 Jun 2010

The government needs to be wary about a prolonged freeze on public sector pay and the impact it could have...

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Emergency Budget: the measures affecting HR

22 Jun 2010

The public sector pay freeze will be extended for an extra year and employers’ National Insurance contribution threshold has been...

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New public sector pensions committee must create more transparency and framework for reform, says CBI

21 Jun 2010

The new public sector pensions commission must take steps to improve transparency over the cost of pension provision and establish...

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Low Pay Commission to investigate link between minimum wage and youth employment, as wage rises are confirmed

21 Jun 2010

The remit of the Low Pay Commission (LPC) has been extended to take into account the impact the national minimum...

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Strike ballot rules must be more strict to reduce walkouts, CBI insists

21 Jun 2010

The CBI has called for stricter balloting regulations to reduce the number of strikes.In its Making Britain the Place to...

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Performance-related pay for the public sector rejected by Personnel Today’s Austerity Panel

17 Jun 2010

Personnel Today‘s Austerity Panel has rejected calls for more performance-related pay in the public sector, warning it could lead to...

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Emergency Budget live blog, 22 June 12.30pm: Join Personnel Today’s live blog covering the announcements as they are made

17 Jun 2010

Chancellor George Osborne will unveil his emergency Budget at 12.30pm, outlining plans to reduce the £156bn deficit, including deep departmental...

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Skills shortages an issue for two-thirds of employers during recession, CIPD finds

17 Jun 2010

Skills shortages have persisted during the recession, with more than two-thirds of employers struggling to recruit due to a lack...

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Unemployment figures raise fears private sector not ready to absorb public sector job losses

16 Jun 2010

Unemployment figures published today point to a period of ‘calm before the storm’ and raise fears about whether the private...

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Unison threatens to fight public sector cuts and ballot for strikes over pension changes

16 Jun 2010

The largest public sector union has threatened to fight public sector cuts and ballot for strikes if pensions are reduced.Dave...

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Equality Act could be delayed after government removes implementation date from its website

15 Jun 2010

Doubts have been raised over when the Equality Act will be introduced after the Government Equalities Office (GEO) removed the...

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Vetting and barring scheme registration on hold for ‘fundamental remodelling’

15 Jun 2010

Registration under the vetting and barring scheme for those working with vulnerable people has been put on hold while the...

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Perceived racism makes BME staff feel closed off from some professions, report shows

15 Jun 2010

Black and ethnic minority (BME) staff in Britain feel professions including politics, the police and the armed forces are closed...

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British Airways cabin crew to appeal High Court ruling rejecting injunction against staff changes

14 Jun 2010

British Airways (BA) cabin crew will appeal a High Court ruling that rejected their call for an injunction and found...

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