• Parental bereavement leave and pay

    A new right. On 13 September 2018 the Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Act 2018 (the Act) received Royal Assent. The Act creates an entitlement to paid statutory parental bereavement leave for the first time. It provides a right to two weeks off work for those employees who have lost a child under the age of […]

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  • Gender pay gap determines women’s choice of employer

    Nearly two-thirds (61%) of women would take an organisation’s gender pay gap into consideration when applying for jobs, a new survey from the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) reveals. The poll, commissioned to understand the impact of the gender pay gap on staff motivation and behaviour, also shows that 58% of women would be less likely to […]

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  • Employers may have to include in job advert if it can be done flexibly

    The Business Secretary Greg Clark has announced a series of new measures to back businesses and entrepreneurs, support workers and ensure every part of the country benefits from the government’s modern Industrial Strategy. The new measures include: Proposals to help parents and carers in the workforce While many companies are increasingly embracing flexible working and the […]

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  • Chancellor announces change to apprenticeship levy

    At the Conservative Party Conference Philip Hammond announced that large employers will be able to transfer up to 25% of their apprenticeship levy funds to businesses in their supply chain from April next year. The Chancellor is reported to have said: “We have heard the concerns about how the apprenticeship levy is working, so today we’ve set out a […]

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  • Not back from annual leave as return flight cancelled

    An employee has sent any e-mail saying they’ll be a few days late returning to work from annual leave as their flight back to the UK has been cancelled. As they say it’s not their fault, what should you do now? Ask the employee to produce evidence of the cancellation and the rearranged flight, e.g. […]

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  • Automatic enrolment is business as usual with vast majority of staff now saving

    The Pensions Regulator has published the annual commentary and analysis report for April 2017 – March 2018, which looks at the impact of automatic enrolment and upcoming trends and challenges. The report shows that the vast majority of staff across the UK are now saving for their retirement. Workplace saving is continuing to rise with 84% […]

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  • Record £15.6 million underpayment identified for workers on the minimum wage

    More than 200,000 workers who were paid less than the minimum wage have been identified following a record government clampdown. The number of workers identified as underpaid was double that in 2016/17 and the highest number since the National Minimum Wage came into force. In every case, the government instructs employers to repay their workers […]

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  • Call for employers to do more for older workers

    Significant numbers of older employees feel they are being discriminated against at work because of their age, including believing they have been turned down for jobs (9%) and being offered fewer opportunities for training and progression (32%). The Centre for Ageing Better’s report calls for employers to be more age-friendly and inclusive of those over […]

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  • The Case for a Four-day Workweek?

    According to a global survey of nearly 3,000 employees across eight countries, 45 percent of full-time workers say it should take less than five hours each day to do their job if they worked uninterrupted. The Workforce Institute at Kronos Incorporated and Future Workplace has launched a series examining how employees across Australia, Canada, France, Germany, India, Mexico, […]

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  • Staff productivity shifts up a gear through popularity of cycle to work schemes

    HR Review reports that to celebrate this year’s Cycle to Work Day, Britain’s Healthiest Workplace – an annual survey developed by VitalityHealth and delivered in partnership with the University of Cambridge and RAND Europe – has revealed that three quarters (75%) of employers are taking advantage of cycling’s popularity and are offering a bicycle purchase scheme. […]

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