Pay & benefits

Landmark pensions ruling opens doors for other public sector claims

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

flexible working bill

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

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

Single labour market body to enforce minimum wage and holiday rights

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

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

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?

Cleaner in office

Automation could widen gender pay gap

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

sick pay consulation

Government plans to widen statutory sick pay and improve workplace health

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

HR outsourcing (HRO) in depth guide

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

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

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