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Momentum building towards April reform deadline, says Webb

Hywel Roberts, 17 Oct 2014

Pensions minister Steve Webb has insisted the raft of pensions changes set for 6 April 2015 will be ready...

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NAPF calls for independent retirement savings commission

Hywel Roberts, 17 Oct 2014

NAPF chief executive Joanne Segars has called for an independent, non-political body to be set up to...

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‘Lack of clarity’ stalling pensions reforms

Hywel Roberts, 16 Oct 2014

A lack of information on proposed pensions reform is preventing providers from making changes in time...

Employers urged 'not to panic' on shared parental leave

Hywel Roberts, 15 Oct 2014

Employers shouldn't panic about the technicalities of shared parental leave. Instead they should see...

Treasury to relax pension rules further

Hywel Roberts, 14 Oct 2014

Measures expected to be announced by chancellor George Osborne later today will see savers able to take...

Transport and council workers call off strikes

Hywel Roberts, 10 Oct 2014

The leaders of four unions, spanning transport and local government workers, have suspended planned strikes...

Flexible working can cause problems for carers

Hywel Roberts, 06 Oct 2014

Flexible working can cause as many problems for employees who are also domestic carers as it solves,...

Cable to pledge higher pay for apprentices

Hywel Roberts, 06 Oct 2014

Secretary for business, innovation and skills Vince Cable will today unveil plans to increase the minimum...

Cameron announces higher threshold for top tax rate

Hywel Roberts, 01 Oct 2014

David Cameron has announced the Conservatives would increase the level at which employees pay the top...

National minimum wage increases to £6.50 per hour

Hywel Roberts, 01 Oct 2014

The national minimum wage increases by 19p to £6.50 per hour for people aged 21 and over today (1 October...

Osborne proposes two-year freeze on benefits

Hywel Roberts, 30 Sep 2014

Chancellor George Osborne has announced that the Conservatives would freeze benefits for those of a working...

Midwives strike over NHS pay

Hywel Roberts, 30 Sep 2014

Members of the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) have voted overwhelmingly to strike over pay in the NHS....

Take-home pay in 2017 lower than pre-crisis levels, says EY report

Hywel Roberts, 29 Sep 2014

Take-home pay in 2017 will be lower than pre-crisis levels, says an EY report.

Conservatives plan benefits cap to fund apprentices

Hywel Roberts, 29 Sep 2014

The Conservatives have unveiled plans to fund 3 million apprenticeships, partly by imposing stricter...

Advertised salaries growing faster than inflation, says Adzuna

Hywel Roberts, 26 Sep 2014

Average advertised salaries saw a year-on-year increase of 1.9% up to August 2014, according to research...

Monarch staff vote for pay cuts to save company

Hywel Roberts, 25 Sep 2014

Employees at airline The Monarch Group have voted to accept a significant decrease in pay so that the...

CBI concerned about Labour's minimum wage plans

Hywel Roberts, 22 Sep 2014

Labour's proposed increase in the minimum wage to £8 per hour by 2020 would place a strain on business...

Unison's NHS members vote to strike

Hywel Roberts, 18 Sep 2014

Unison's 300,000 members have voted to strike over a continuing pay dispute. It is the first time in...

Business groups cautiously optimistic on employment and wages

Hywel Roberts, 18 Sep 2014

Employment and business experts reacted largely positively to the latest Office for National Statistics...

Unemployment in biggest annual fall since 1988

Hywel Roberts, 17 Sep 2014

Unemployment fell by 468,000 from July 2013 to July 2014, the biggest year-on-year decrease since 1988,...

In this issue: April 2015
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Who is best for HR: The general election is only weeks away. What could it mean for HR?

When the price is right: Tullow Oil's HRD on the sector

Picture of health: Key NHS workforce issues

Perks of the job: Employee benefits – a special report

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