Pay & benefits

Eight-fold increase in leave requests after roadmap announcement

The announcement about lockdown easing plans prompted a boom in annual leave requests.

HR pay rises less than the national average

24 Feb 2021

Research by Reed has found pay rises for HR professionals were less than those enjoyed by the rest of the workforce.

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Presenter Kaye Adams wins IR35 tax case

24 Feb 2021

TV and radio presenter Kaye Adams has won a case at the tax tribunal after judges ruled that the BBC...

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Hampton-Alexander review: Final report shows female directors up by 50%

24 Feb 2021

The number of female directors in FTSE 100 companies has increased by 50% in the last five years, according to the Hampton-Alexander review.

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Uber ruling: what happens next?

23 Feb 2021

The Supreme Court's decision in the Uber v Aslam case is set to have significant implications for the app-based working model. But what comes next for Uber and its workers?

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Gender pay gap enforcement delayed for another six months

23 Feb 2021

Enforcement of the Gender Pay Gap Reporting Regulations will not resume until October, the government’s equality watchdog has said.

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Is it enough to be Covid-secure?

22 Feb 2021

With restrictions possibly being reduced in the weeks and months to come, employers are turning their thoughts again to how...

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Amazon accused of breaking employment terms

19 Feb 2021

Amazon has been accused of cancelling shifts at the last minute and 'short-changing' workers.

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Arcadia pensions deficit more than £500 million

19 Feb 2021

The pension deficit left by the collapse of high street giant is around £150m more than initial estimates.

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Standard Chartered Bank to discuss redefining reward post-Covid

19 Feb 2021

Susan Tew, global diversity manager at Standard Chartered Bank, will explore the changing face of reward in light of the...

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Pay awards dip to lowest level since last summer

18 Feb 2021

Pay rises have fallen to their lowest level since summer 2020, according to data analysis from XpertHR. 
According to its...

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Tesco temporarily barred from ‘fire and rehire’ at Livingston warehouse

17 Feb 2021

Usdaw has won a court case preventing Tesco from moving staff at its Livingston distribution centre onto new contracts.

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Brexit: Which EU employment rules could be up for review?

17 Feb 2021

Although the government's review of employment rights has been shelved, which laws could it seek to amend in theory?

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Government waives IR35 penalties for one year

16 Feb 2021

New guidance states that, unless there's evidence of deliberate non-compliance, companies will not have to pay penalties for off-payroll errors in the first 12 months.

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Extra 1.7 million clinically vulnerable people told to shield

16 Feb 2021

New research has led to an extension of the numbers who need to shield; TUC urges employers to support shielding workers. 

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