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The team from British Business Bank collect their 2017 trophy Photo: Ed Telling

British Business Bank makes off with Award for Excellence in Public Service HR

The HR strategy pursued by British Business Bank particularly impressed the judges at the Personnel Today Awards, but the state-owned...

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Budget 2017: National living wage rise confirmed at £7.83

22 Nov 2017

There were few surprises for employers in today’s budget, the first delivered since the snap general election in June.
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RAD Awards 2018 shortlist announced

20 Nov 2017

The shortlist for the RAD Awards, which celebrate the brightest and best in recruitment advertising, has now been announced.
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Justine Greening, education secretary and minister for women and equalities. Photo: Mark Thomas/REX/Shutterstock

Pilot flexible working programmes for teachers announced

31 Oct 2017

Justine Greening has announced new pilot programmes to look at ways of supporting and employing teachers flexibly, and enhancing coaching...

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NHS workforce planning ‘not fit for purpose’

30 Oct 2017

National policy and planning for the NHS workforce in England is “not fit for purpose” according to a report from...

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Foster carer files case claiming worker status

9 Oct 2017

A foster carer has filed an employment tribunal claim against Hampshire County Council for unpaid holiday in a case that...

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Hunt announces 25% more nurse training posts

5 Oct 2017

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has announced a 25% increase in nurse training places as well as a package of measures...

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Inflation continues to outpace pay growth

28 Sep 2017

Pay awards remain stubbornly below rates of inflation, according to the latest analysis from XpertHR.

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Will Trade Union Act minimise strikes in ‘important public services’?

25 Sep 2017

The Trade Union Act introduced rules on balloting for industrial action in important public services that set the bar high...

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Nursing unions demand 3.9% pay rise and £800

15 Sep 2017

Unions representing more than a million nurses and other NHS staff have written to the chancellor to demand a 3.9%...

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No 10 marks end of pay freeze with police and prisons pay rises

12 Sep 2017

The Government has confirmed it will end its 1% annual cap on public sector pay next year and, this year,...

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Pay cap to be lifted for police and prison officers

11 Sep 2017

Police and prison officers are set to be the first beneficiaries of the Government’s decision to relax its 1% public...

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Minister for Women Anne Milton on why returnships matter

28 Aug 2017

As the Government announces four new returnship programmes for the public sector and launches a consultation on how to support...

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Government urged to prioritise mental health in the public sector

6 Jul 2017

The mental health charity Mind has urged the Government to make mental health in the public sector “a top priority”,...

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Pay awards lose pace with inflation

29 Jun 2017

Employers have given a median 2% pay award to their employees over the three months to the end of May...

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