Benefits

Covid-19’s tragic death toll may reshape attitudes towards workplace health and wellbeing

The Covid-19 pandemic has, tragically, caused thousands of deaths across the country. As well as leaving families grieving, it has...

Furlough can now be used to help homeschooling parents – HMRC

8 Jan 2021

Updated furlough guidance confirms scheme can be used where employees can't work because they are caring for children while schools are closed.

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Zurich offers parents ‘lockdown leave’ to help with childcare

6 Jan 2021

Zurich is offering two weeks’ fully-paid emergency ‘lockdown leave’ to parents and carers affected by school closures.
The Swiss insurance...

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Government defends keeping nurseries open despite union outcry

6 Jan 2021

The government has defended its decision to keep nursery schools open during the national lockdown in England amid union concern...

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Furlough parents affected by school closures, urges TUC

4 Jan 2021

The TUC says employers should offer furlough to parents affected by school closures and who lack childcare as a result.

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Trustees could be forced to top up historical final salary pension pay-outs

23 Nov 2020

The High Court has ruled that the trustees of defined benefit pension schemes will have to revisit any pension transfers made over the past 30 years.

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How does HR navigate new workplace norms? (webinar)

11 Nov 2020

ON-DEMAND | Everyone’s referring to ‘the new normal’ but what do we actually mean and what are the practical implications for HR?

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Charity calls for two weeks’ paid bereavement leave

10 Nov 2020

Two weeks’ statutory paid bereavement leave should be introduced for all UK employees who lose a close relative or partner,...

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Tech and transport leaders join Personnel Today webinar panel

6 Nov 2020

Directors from First Group and Synamedia are to join the panel for our upcoming webinar, “How does HR navigate new workplace norms?”

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Covid-19: One in five parents treated unfairly at work

16 Oct 2020

Approximately 2.6 million parents feel they have been treated less fairly at work because of their childcare responsibilities since the...

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Coronavirus only proves that SMEs need employee benefits

24 Sep 2020

Employee benefits have already proven their worth during the Covid-19 pandemic, but Steve Herbert believes they’ll become more important to...

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Baxters to discuss non-cash benefits at EB Reset 2020

22 Sep 2020

Clyde Marwick, group HR director at food organisation Baxters, will discuss the perks of offering employees non-cash benefits at Employee...

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‘Work from home if you can’ – government tightens restrictions

22 Sep 2020

Boris Johnson has confirmed that people should work from home if they can in a statement to the House of...

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CMI chief: Return to office could create two-tier workforce

14 Sep 2020

Pushing people back into the office risks creating a two-tier system where ‘white middle-aged males’ are making important decisions, Chartered...

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Law and financial firms among top family-friendly employers

8 Sep 2020

Work-life balance charity Working Families has revealed its top family-friendly employers in the UK, including public sector organisations, law firms...

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