Pay & benefits

IR35 changes have ‘seriously damaged’ the NHS

Changes to self-employment tax rules have “seriously damaged” the NHS and the public sector, according to research by the Association...

Pay awards fail to rise above inflation

21 Jun 2018

The median pay rise awarded by employers was 2.5% over the past three months – a level that has remained...

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Four ways of presenting your gender pay gap: which works best?

20 Jun 2018

Last week, the Government Equalities Office released a report suggesting that people need more support when interpreting gender pay gap...

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Graduate recruitment: what should you pay the class of 2018?

15 Jun 2018

What starting salary is your organisation offering to graduate recruits in 2018? As the class of 2018 joins the labour...

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Employee benefits: don’t get caught out when submitting HMRC forms

15 Jun 2018

Employers who paid employee expenses or benefits during the 2017/18 tax year have until 6 July to submit their paperwork...

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Taxes and the gig economy: what should employers expect?

14 Jun 2018

The Supreme Court this week deemed a former Pimlico plumber a worker for employment rights purposes, even though he was...

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Executive pay ratio regulations come before parliament

11 Jun 2018

New laws requiring certain companies to publish the pay ratio between bosses and workers will be laid out in parliament...

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Five ways to support employees during Ramadan

11 Jun 2018

As the Muslim holy month of Ramadan draws to a close this week, Ayesha Salahuddin from PWC looks at how...

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Half of people at state pension age plan to delay retirement

8 Jun 2018

Half of people due to reach state pension age this year are planning to stay in employment rather than retiring,...

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Employers inflate starting salaries to attract hard-to-find staff

8 Jun 2018

Employers are hiking up salaries in order to attract candidates amid severe staff shortages, according to the latest data from...

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Pret’s £1,000 employee bonus: Do short-term rewards achieve anything?

5 Jun 2018

The new owners of sandwich chain Pret A Manger have promised a £1,000 bonus to all employees who are on...

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Gender pay gap: PwC bans male-only candidate shortlists

4 Jun 2018

Accountancy giant PwC will no longer allow shortlists of candidates for any jobs in the UK that consist only of...

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Amazon delivery firms in employment status fight

4 Jun 2018

The GMB has announced that it will take legal action against three Amazon delivery companies over their classification of drivers...

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Top 10 HR questions May 2018: GDPR special category data

1 Jun 2018

Many HR professionals will have spent months preparing for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Now it is finally in...

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Government reveals “pitiful” FTSE 350 excuses for lack of gender diversity

31 May 2018

The Government has revealed what it described as the “worst” explanations FTSE 350 chairs and CEOs have given for a...

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