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Companies under pressure to reduce health benefits costs

Hywel Roberts, 24 Oct 2014

Almost half (49%) of companies are under pressure to reduce short-term costs on employee health benefits,...

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Public sector wellbeing budgets being ‘decimated’, says Cooper

Arvind Hickman and Hyo Adams, 23 Oct 2014

Health and wellbeing budgets have been ‘decimated’ throughout the public sector in recent years,...

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Self-employed workers need more support, warns Bevan

Hyo Adams, 22 Oct 2014

Self-employed workers are not able to access the support they need, particularly for health and wellbeing,...

Half of women consider choosing career over family

Hywel Roberts, 21 Oct 2014

Half of childless women are so concerned about the risk children pose to their career progression that...

Lack of wellbeing culture 'frustrating'

Hywel Roberts, 21 Oct 2014

Having to make the business case for wellbeing due to a lack of an employee care culture can be frustrating,...

Civil servants to receive equal parental pay

Hywel Roberts, 20 Oct 2014

Both male and female civil servants will be entitled to equal parental leave pay from April 2015, deputy...

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...

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...

‘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...

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National treasure: Leading HR in the NHS

Happily ever after: The future of employee engagement

Cream of the crop: The HR Excellence Awards 2015 shortlist

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