Public sector

Renationalisation: what does it entail for HR?

Returning privately run agencies to public ownership, as the National Probation Service will soon experience, is becoming increasingly common. So what does nationalisation mean for HR?

Oxford University’s retirement age not discriminatory, tribunal finds

23 May 2019

A former Oxford University academic who was forced to retire at 67 has lost his claim for unfair dismissal and...

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IR35: HMRC’s defence of status tool is like ‘climate change denial’

23 May 2019

Campaigners have accused HM Revenue & Customs of acting in a manner “akin to climate change denial” in its defence...

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Academic staff suffer ‘epidemic’ of poor mental health

23 May 2019

There is an “epidemic” of poor mental health among higher education staff, according to Freedom of Information requests gathered from...

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RMT union secures two-year pay deal with Network Rail

22 May 2019

The RMT Union has won an above-inflation pay deal with Network Rail and has written to the track and infrastructure...

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Proselytising Christian nurse loses second appeal against dismissal

14 May 2019

A nurse in Kent dismissed for “preaching” to patients has lost a second appeal against an employment tribunal ruling that...

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‘Alarming’ levels of PTSD identified among police workforce

10 May 2019

Almost a fifth of police officers experience symptoms of either post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or “Complex PTSD”, with PTSD rates...

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New legal test to protect police drivers

2 May 2019

The government plans to introduce a new legal test to ensure police officers chasing suspected criminals on the roads do...

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Prison service launched 6,600 disciplinary investigations in five years

30 Apr 2019

Nearly 2,700 prison staff in England and Wales were disciplined between 2013 and 2018 according to data released under the...

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Older teachers risk ‘dying in classrooms’ if health needs are ignored, warns union

25 Apr 2019

Schools and colleges have been urged to better monitor the health of teaching staff as many older teachers “risk dying...

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NHS consultants ‘better off’ working part-time

25 Apr 2019

Senior doctors in the NHS are better off working part-time under new pension rules, the British Medical Association has warned....

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Shared parental leave and pay – equalising opportunities?

16 Apr 2019

With reports citing that only 1% of those eligible took a period of shared parental leave in 2018 it is...

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Government opens consultation on £95,000 cap on public sector exit payments

10 Apr 2019

The government has confirmed plans to introduce a £95,000 cap on payouts for public sector workers when they leave their...

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CPD: The heat is on – managing thermal comfort and the menopause

5 Apr 2019

Menopausal symptoms can affect all older women and some aged below 45, and can pose challenges for individuals and employers...

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‘People wouldn’t admit they worked here’: Transforming Morecambe NHS trust

3 Apr 2019

Furness General Hospital hit the headlines in 2013 following a number of tragic baby deaths in its maternity unit. Ashleigh...

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