Pay & benefits

Consultation launched to remedy NHS pension tax crisis

22 Jul 2019

Senior NHS employees are to be consulted over whether NHS pensions should be altered to allow GPs and clinicians to take on extra work without having to pay higher tax bills.

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Employee perks at a 12-year low

22 Jul 2019

Corporate cost-cutting has made perks less attractive for businesses to provide, causing their value falling to their lowest level since 2006-7.

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More women miss out on paid leave than men

22 Jul 2019

One in 14 UK workers are not receiving their legal holiday entitlement, with more than one million people not getting any paid leave at all 

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Businesses may need to compensate workers facing cancelled shifts

19 Jul 2019

The government has announced new proposals of compensation for workers when their shift is cancelled at short notice

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Public sector workers to receive largest pay rise in years

19 Jul 2019

Teachers and police officers will receive the biggest pay rises in six years, the government will announce next week

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Pensions Regulator hunts ‘shape-shifting’ businesses

19 Jul 2019

An unspecified number of businesses have attempted to evade their pension duties to employees by altering their identities, The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has found.

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Landmark pensions ruling opens doors for other public sector claims

17 Jul 2019

A woman has won the right to access her late partner’s military pension in a landmark Court of Appeal ruling....

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flexible working bill

Employers should have to ‘opt out’ of offering flexible working, says MP

17 Jul 2019

Flexible working should be offered by default for any job and employers should “opt out” if a job cannot be...

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Single labour market body to enforce minimum wage and holiday rights

16 Jul 2019

The government has announced proposals for a single labour market enforcement body which will have powers to enforce minimum wage...

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Off-payroll working: How IR35 rules affect the private sector

16 Jul 2019

Despite problems with IR35 'off-payroll' rules in the public sector, HMRC has confirmed that from April 2020 the private sector will be subject to the new tax regulations. How should businesses prepare?

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Automation could widen gender pay gap

16 Jul 2019

There is a risk that automation in the workplace will widen the gender pay gap and increase inequality, an in-depth study has found.

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Government plans to widen statutory sick pay and improve workplace health

15 Jul 2019

Plans to offer a sick pay rebate for organisations that effectively help staff get back to work have been revealed...

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HR outsourcing (HRO) in depth guide

An in-depth guide to HRO: How is HR outsourcing changing? 

15 Jul 2019

HR outsourcing (HRO) has matured. Once little more than a cost-cutting exercise, outsourcing your HR – or specialisms within it...

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Heathrow faces summer disruption as workers vote to strike

12 Jul 2019

Heathrow airport could be shut down for several days this summer because of strike action by more than 4,000 workers.

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IR35 PRIVATE SECTOR

IR35: HMRC publishes private sector tax rules

11 Jul 2019

Organisations have just nine months to prepare for changes to off-payroll working rules, which are being extended to the private...

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