Pay & benefits

IR35 changes will go ahead in April 2021

2 Jul 2020

The changes to off-payroll working rules in the private sector, known as IR35, will go ahead in April 2021 after...

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How can HR address concerns over Covid-19’s impact on pensions?

30 Jun 2020

The coronavirus has impacted not just pay but longer-term investments such as pensions. Naturally employees will have concerns over the...

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Reducing CEO pay ‘would fund significant pay rises for low earners’

29 Jun 2020

Reducing top executives’ pay by 3% could fund a median pay rise of £2k for FTSE 350 companies’ lowest earners.

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Seven ways of dealing with return-to-work childcare issues

26 Jun 2020

Although more workplaces will reopen on 4 July, schools and other childcare settings such as holiday clubs are unlikely to...

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Extend sick pay rebate to larger firms, recruitment bodies urge

25 Jun 2020

Bodies representing the recruitment sector have urged the Treasury to extend the 14-day statutory sick pay rebate to businesses with...

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Pay freezes almost double thanks to coronavirus caution

25 Jun 2020

Many employers are cancelling or deferring their 2020 pay awards, while around one in 7 have introduced a pay freeze,...

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One in four working carers consider leaving job

24 Jun 2020

A quarter of working carers have considered giving up their job as they are unable to balance their career and...

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Government publishes guide on safety for businesses due to re-open

24 Jun 2020

The government has published guidance on how businesses can safely re-open after announcing that a further easing of the coronavirus...

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Shielding employees can return to work from August

23 Jun 2020

People who are ‘shielding’ will be able to return to the workplace from 1 August, health secretary Matt Hancock has...

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Last-minute holiday requests likely during heatwave

23 Jun 2020

HR teams may find themselves experiencing an influx of last-minute requests for annual leave this week, with temperatures set to...

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Statutory sick pay rebate: how to prepare your payroll

23 Jun 2020

Small firms are now able to make a claim for a rebate for coronavirus-related Statutory Sick Pay, but do they...

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Pay premiums to reduce this year as recruiting difficulties ease

22 Jun 2020

Research finds that fewer companies will offer a premium to attract talent in the coming months and that HR is heavily involved in business continuity planning.

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Third of employees asked to commit furlough fraud

18 Jun 2020

Research reveals staff subject to pay cuts while being asked to work while furloughed and people threatened with deportation unless they went along with fraud.

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EY to shut offices for a day so staff can catch up on leave

17 Jun 2020

Consulting and accountancy firm EY will shut its UK offices on 3 July to help ensure staff use up their...

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How to support furloughed employees

17 Jun 2020

PROMOTED | Furloughed employees face particular challenges. Download our eguide for help on how to support them...

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