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Rules for long-term unemployed come into effect

Hywel Roberts, 28 Apr 2014

The Help to Work scheme, a Government initiative to get those unemployed for two years or more into work,...

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Post Office workers secure long-term pay increase

Hywel Roberts, 25 Apr 2014

The Post Office and the Communication Workers Union (CWU) have agreed a pay deal, following negotiations...

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RBS 200% bonus plans blocked by Government

Hywel Roberts, 25 Apr 2014

The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) is being forced to shelve plans to pay top executives bonuses of up...

Small businesses hiring staff to implement auto-enrolment

Hywel Roberts, 23 Apr 2014

More than 60% of SMEs are brining in extra HR resources to cope with the rigours of staging auto-enrolment,...

Vince Cable warns FTSE 100 companies to curb bonuses

Hywel Roberts, 23 Apr 2014

Business secretary Vince Cable has written to the UK top 100 companies, warning them to rein in excessive...

CPS report calls for radical changes to pension rules

Hywel Roberts, 22 Apr 2014

Abolishing the lifetime allowance cap and reforming tax relief on pensions are among measures that could...

Government to give life expectancy estimates with pensions advice

Hywel Roberts, 17 Apr 2014

Pensions minister Steve Webb has announced plans to give retirees rough estimates of their life expectancy...

A third of employees expect pay rise within a year

Hywel Roberts, 16 Apr 2014

Optimism about the economic recovery is fostering expectations of better pay, a Glassdoor survey of 2,146...

Dean Royles calls for union talks over impending strikes

Hywel Roberts, 16 Apr 2014

NHS Employers chief executive Dean Royles has urged unions to engage in talks over employee pay as UNISON...

AGR warns against painting 'bleak' picture for graduates

Hywel Roberts, 15 Apr 2014

Companies should avoid negatively portraying job prospects for students and graduates, Association of...

DWP halves prediction of auto-enrolment opt-out rates

Hywel Roberts, 14 Apr 2014

The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) has revised its forecast for the number of employees opting...

Acas denies employment changes will put pressure on employers

Hywel Roberts, 09 Apr 2014

Early conciliation could cost business in time in money, according to an employment lawyer. But Acas...

Small business forum welcomes proposals to better prepare jobseekers for employment

Hywel Roberts, 08 Apr 2014

A forum for small and medium-sized businesses has reacted largely positively to Iain Duncan-Smith's plans...

Most employers failing to prepare for shared parental leave

Hywel Roberts, 03 Apr 2014

Research released this week shows 76% of employers have taken no practical steps to prepare for the introduction...

Thousands of SMEs 'underestimating' impact of auto-enrolment

Hywel Roberts, 01 Apr 2014

The first wave of SMEs reach the staging date for auto-enrolment today, with pensions experts warning...

Osborne claims welfare and tax reforms to create 3 million jobs

Hywel Roberts, 31 Mar 2014

Chancellor George Osborne is to hail the effectiveness of the Government's welfare reforms today, saying...

KPMG supports living wage event Fair Play Fortnight

Hywel Roberts, 28 Mar 2014

KPMG is supporting a TUC initiative to raise awareness about the living wage. The Fair Play Fortnight...

Providers, businesses welcome 0.75% pension charges cap

Hywel Roberts, 28 Mar 2014

Pensions experts and the wider business community have largely welcomed the Government's introduction...

HRD salaries matching those of FDs, says HR recruitment expert

Hywel Roberts, 25 Mar 2014

HR directors are reportedly earning equivalent salaries to their finance department counterparts.

Companies face 'nightmare' delivering pensions advice

Hywel Roberts, 25 Mar 2014

The chancellor's announcement that everyone with defined contribution (DC) pension schemes will receive...

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