Pay & benefits


Bill for paid parental bereavement leave is launched

Parents who have suffered the death of a child will receive statutory paid leave to grieve, under a new law...


How to find the balance between flexible working and “always on”

Research has shown that many workers value flexible working over a pay rise. Sarah Thompson asks how can employers ensure...


Young people suffer most from slowdown in income growth

Average income growth fell to just 0.7% in the year running up to the general election, research from think tank...


Supreme Court gives gay man equal pension rights

The Supreme Court has granted an appeal in a case where a worker claimed his same-sex partner should get the...


Good work or bad? Reaction to the Taylor Review

Any much-anticipated report is likely to divide opinion, and the Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices is no different. Rob...

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The Taylor Review: what employers need to know

The long-awaited Taylor Review of modern employment practices emerged today, introduced at a press conference hosted by Prime Minister Theresa...

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Dependent contractor status proposed in Taylor review

An alternative worker status – dependent contractor – will be proposed by the Taylor review tomorrow alongside calls for new...

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