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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...

Many employers not set up for age diverse workforces, says CIPD

Hywel Roberts, 24 Mar 2014

Workforces with up to four generations are an opportunity for innovation, but most companies are ill-prepared...

Employers failing to back paternity leave

Hywel Roberts, 24 Mar 2014

Male employees are being put off from taking advantage of shared parental leave schemes due to the attitudes...

Budget means £165 billion of pensions 'not fit for purpose'

Hywel Roberts, 21 Mar 2014

Changes to the pension rules, specifically removing the need for annuities, mean that people who have...

Budget: Big changes to rules on pensions

Hywel Roberts, 19 Mar 2014

Pensions saw the biggest changes in the 2014 budget. From now on people will not be forced to buy annuities...

Budget: Unemployment, benefits claimants down in past year

Hywel Roberts, 19 Mar 2014

UK unemployment has fallen by 191,000 in the past year, according to the latest ONS statistics.

Chancellor expected to raise personal tax allowance in budget

Hywel Roberts, 19 Mar 2014

George Osborne may be set to raise the amount employees can earn before paying income tax to more than...

Shared parental leave legislation may breed resentment

Hywel Roberts, 18 Mar 2014

A lack of clarity in the proposed shared parental leave laws could lead to disputes between employers...

Bring disability benefits assessment back in-house, says MP

Hywel Roberts, 18 Mar 2014

A parliamentary committee report today has stated the length of time it takes to assess disability benefits...

Contractors' tax rules a 'disincentive' to invest in training

Hywel Roberts, 17 Mar 2014

The Professional Representation Network (PRN), which provides services to contractors, is calling for...

NHS will be tested by 1% pay rise, says Dean Royles

Hywel Roberts, 14 Mar 2014

NHS chief executive Dean Royles says that a 1% public sector pay rise will affect staffing levels at...

Self-employment restrictions could cause 'significant' damage, says REC

Hywel Roberts, 13 Mar 2014

The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) has warned that changes to self-employment laws could...

Employers want minimum wage to keep 'real value'

Hywel Roberts, 12 Mar 2014

Keeping the national minimum wage (NMW) in line with inflation is one of the main concerns for employers,...

City bonuses rise for top performers

Hywel Roberts, 12 Mar 2014

Bankers' bonuses in London are rising but the pot is increasingly being shared between a smaller group...

In this issue: December 2014
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Express delivery: HR logistics at Wincanton

Driving equality: Diversity matters for Ford of Europe

Out of juice: The digital onslaught and wellbeing

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