Pay & benefits

Fewer than one in four construction staff have workplace pension

Less than a quarter of construction workers are enrolled in a workplace pension, it has been estimated.
Figures obtained from...

Proportion of older workers grows rapidly

10 Dec 2019

The gap between the employment rate of 50 to 64 year olds and under-50s may be at its narrowest in at least 25 years

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Northern Ireland health strike continues after pay offer rejected

6 Dec 2019

A fresh pay offer for health workers in Northern Ireland, who have been on strike for almost two weeks, has been rejected by unions.

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Lloyd’s of London staff urged to behave during Christmas party season

6 Dec 2019

Lloyd’s of London has urged its own staff and those of its members to behave correctly at this year’s Christmas...

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Female police officer wins sexism appeal over London allowance

3 Dec 2019

A female police officer’s claim for sex discrimination has been upheld after she did not receive a ‘London allowance’ during her maternity leave.

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Few employees using mental health and wellbeing benefits

3 Dec 2019

Almost half (49%) of employers agree that poor mental health is the biggest health and wellbeing challenge they are facing,...

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Only a third of staff think pay in their organisation is fair

3 Dec 2019

There is a stark contrast in the views of HR professionals and employees on pay fairness, according to a report...

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TSB bosses bonuses to be cut after failing to hit 2020 gender target

3 Dec 2019

TSB’s leadership team will have their bonuses docked after the firm failed to increase the proportion of women in senior...

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Top 10 HR questions November 2019: IR35, Christmas parties and PILON

3 Dec 2019

Pending a review announced by chancellor Sajid Javid, reforms to the IR35 rules are due to be extended to the...

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Conservatives would review IR35, claims Sajid Javid

2 Dec 2019

Although not in the manifesto, the chancellor now says the Conservatives would review the IR35 rules ahead of their introduction to the private sector next year.

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Disability pay gap narrows slightly to 12.2%

2 Dec 2019

Disabled employees are paid 12.2% less than their non-disabled colleagues, according to the Office for National Statistics. In 2017, the gap was 12.7%.

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The 10 most important employment law cases in 2019

2 Dec 2019

We round up the most significant cases of the year including legal judgments on CCTV, restrictive covenants, enhancing shared parental leave, collective bargaining and more...

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Labour vows to bring in ethnicity pay gap reporting

26 Nov 2019

A Labour government would introduce ethnicity pay gap reporting and consider the introduction of “blind CVs” to help tackle discrimination....

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HMRC revamps CEST tool ahead of private sector IR35 rules

26 Nov 2019

HM Revenue and Customs has updated its Check Employment Status for Tax (CEST) tool ahead of the introduction of private...

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Conservative manifesto reveals plans to help UK workers ‘flourish’

25 Nov 2019

Boris Johnson has vowed to “invest in Britain’s people by giving them the tools and training to flourish in the 21st century”.

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