Pay & benefits

Gender pay gap: little progress made in second year

5 Apr 2019

Almost eight in 10 organisations still pay men more than women, the latest round of gender pay gap reporting has revealed.

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Risk of errors high in UK gender pay gap reporting

5 Apr 2019

New research has cast doubt on the accuracy of about 15% of the gender pay gap information being collected by organisations. The failure to provide links to company reports has also been flagged.

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Why it’s time to compel all employers to publish parental policies

5 Apr 2019

Recent research claimed that top employers’ parental policies are “invisible”, and a number have now publicly committed to publishing their...

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Unpaid hours and presenteeism blight UK workforce

5 Apr 2019

UK employees work an average of 6.3 hours per week without pay, a new report has found, just as employers must start adding more information about time worked to payslips.

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How progressive firms look to beat the skills gap

4 Apr 2019

Fluid work practices, flexibility and agile reward schemes are the chosen route to beating the skills gap for a growing number of forward-looking businesses, according to a new study.

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High Court rules that firefighters’ extra hours are pensionable

3 Apr 2019

Firefighters in Wales have won a landmark pay and pensions case that could have implications for other employers in the...

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Better working conditions needed to improve chef retention

3 Apr 2019

Chef training and working conditions need to be reformed to help restaurants retain the estimated 10% of chefs that leave...

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Top 10 HR questions March 2019: Anonymous witness rights

2 Apr 2019

If a witness in a disciplinary procedure wishes to remain anonymous, how can the employer balance their privacy against the...

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Starbucks to pay for employees’ degrees

2 Apr 2019

Starbucks has announced it will fund UK employees through a Bachelor’s degree, in an expansion of its US education programme....

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A Great British success story: the national minimum wage

1 Apr 2019

Last October, chancellor Philip Hammond, trumpeting the end of austerity in his Budget address, told MPs that the national living...

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HMRC intensifies crackdown on employee benefit trusts

1 Apr 2019

HMRC has launched around 12,000 investigations into employee benefit trusts (EBTs) in the past five years, according to law firm...

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O2 increases paid paternity leave to 14 weeks

1 Apr 2019

Mobile network O2 has increased paid paternity leave for all permanent staff to 14 weeks, which it claimed is among...

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National minimum wage: What are employers getting wrong?

1 Apr 2019

Two decades after its introduction, many employers are still getting caught out by the rules surrounding the national minimum wage....

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Workers between 21 and 24 missing out on £200m a year

1 Apr 2019

As the national minimum wage celebrates its 20th anniversary, the TUC has claimed that young workers could be missing out...

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Graduate gender pay gap: Men earn 15% more than women

29 Mar 2019

The gap between male and female graduate pay has continued to widen, with men earning 15% more than women five...

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