A round-up of HR-related stories in today’s newspapers.
The Telegraph reports that BBC deputy director-general Mark Byford is in line for gold-plated pension payouts of almost £400,000-a-year when he retires. The paper says the estimate is based on analysis of figures recently published by the BBC.
The Daily Mail says ministers are to speed up plans to raise the retirement age. Work and pensions secretary Iain Duncan Smith said the current plan to raise the age to 68 by 2038 “could be accelerated”.
The Independent reports that one of England’s largest NHS trusts has been reported to the health watchdog after senior doctors revealed that equipment shortages, dirty linen and a lack of staff are compromising patient safety.
NHS organisations have been ordered to divert £1.7 billion from the front line into a fund to pay for the redundancy deals, according to the Telegraph. Thousands of staff are expected to lose their jobs as part of a huge NHS restructure.