Local authorities

Public sector HR: Why digital transformation is so vital

Are local authorities ready for Government 2.0? Roisin Woolnough looks at how public sector employers are responding to the push...

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

26 Nov 2017

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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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.
The...

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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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PPMA president: What the public sector needs from the next Government

8 Jun 2017

Caroline Nugent is the new president of the Public Services People Managers’ Association (PPMA). On election day, she puts forward ...

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Glasgow City Council claimants win equal pay case

1 Jun 2017

Unions representing thousands of claimants in a long-running equal pay claim against Glasgow City Council have welcomed the latest victory...

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PPMA 2017: Leadership and evidence-based HR in the public sector

5 May 2017

Two themes dominated the Public Service People Managers’ Association (PPMA) annual seminar: leading change and the need for evidence-based HR...

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Sexism among local councillors at “1970s” levels

26 Apr 2017

Female councillors face a culture of sexism “which would not be out of place in the 1970s”, according to Dame...

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Public sector could lose talent thanks to new IR35 rules

28 Feb 2017

Tax changes due to be introduced in April could mean thousands of public-sector contractors leave their work in favour of...

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Public sector gets draft gender pay gap reporting law

20 Jan 2017

The draft Regulations that will require public-sector employers in England to report on their gender pay gap have been published....

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Public-sector English fluency requirements come into force

2 Nov 2016

New English language requirements for public-sector workers in customer-facing roles come into force on 21 November 2016, following the publication...

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Further reform to public-sector exit payments confirmed

27 Sep 2016

The Government has confirmed it will proceed with additional limits to exit payments across the public sector, following on from...

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Employment law changes: October 2016 and beyond

15 Sep 2016

The autumn months promise to be a busy period for HR practitioners as they get to grips with a host...

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Some former News of the World journalists were charged with misconduct in public office. Photo: Stephanie Schaerer / Daily Mail /REX/Shutterstock

Law Commission consults on offence of misconduct in public office

6 Sep 2016

Misconduct in public office, the criminal offence that has been used to prosecute journalists for paying public officials for information,...

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Public-sector gender pay gap reporting confirmed

19 Aug 2016

The timetable for gender pay gap reporting in the public sector has been confirmed, with the Government largely intending to...

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