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Liberal Democrats propose higher tax-free allowance

Hywel Roberts, 15 Aug 2014

The Liberal Democrats propose to raise the tax-free allowance to £12,500 in the next Parliament, according...


Carr Review into unions stalls over "politicised environment"

Hywel Roberts, 06 Aug 2014

Bruce Carr, the QC leading the Carr Review into the conduct of unions, has revealed he will not be making...


Lawyers warn of "immediate impact" of obesity ruling on UK employers

Hywel Roberts, 21 Jul 2014

The recent European Union Court of Justice announcement that suggests obesity should be treated as a...

Employment groups welcome flexible working changes

Hywel Roberts, 30 Jun 2014

Employment groups have broadly welcomed new legislation that extends flexible working rights to all employees....

Exclusivity clauses in zero-hours contracts to be banned

Hywel Roberts, 25 Jun 2014

Business secretary Vince Cable has announced that the Government is to outlaw the use of exclusivity...

Job applicants do not have to disclose minor offences, Supreme Court rules

Hywel Roberts, 19 Jun 2014

The Supreme Court has ruled that forcing job applicants to disclose minor crimes as part of background...

Tribunal fees have caused "perilously low" number of cases

Hywel Roberts, 13 Jun 2014

The number of tribunal cases brought between January and March this year was up slightly from the previous...

Family of dead workers entitled to claim holiday pay, rules ECJ

Hywel Roberts, 13 Jun 2014

Employers are liable for claims of unpaid holiday pay even if a member of staff dies in service, following...

Two-thirds of parents unaware of shared parental leave changes

Hywel Roberts, 12 Jun 2014

The majority of parents are unaware of the changes to shared parental leave (SPL) coming into effect...

Auto-enrolment 'biggest' challenge for 40% of employers

Hywel Roberts, 11 Jun 2014

Four in ten business leaders regard the implementation of auto-enrolment as the biggest challenge their...

Minimum wage 'crooks' named by HMRC

Hywel Roberts, 09 Jun 2014

The Government has released its latest report into employers who owe staff money after failing to pay...

Employment groups welcome zero-hours contract measures

Hywel Roberts, 05 Jun 2014

Business and employment groups are united in praise of plans to introduce tighter regulations around...

Tribunal rules commission must be included in holiday pay

Hywel Roberts, 23 May 2014

Workers whose total pay package relies heavily on commission will have this reflected in their holiday...

LLP members gain whistleblower rights in landmark ruling

Hywel Roberts, 22 May 2014

Members of Limited Liability Partnerships (LLPs) will from now on be classed as workers, with all the...

Miliband to unveil Labour's minimum wage plans

Hywel Roberts, 19 May 2014

Opposition leader Ed Miliband is due to announce plans to link minimum wage to average earnings today....

Jobseekers to be punished for refusing zero-hours contracts

Hywel Roberts, 06 May 2014

People looking for work could have their benefits cut if they turn down offers of zero-hours contracts....

Employment experts divided over zero-hours contracts figures

Hywel Roberts, 01 May 2014

The news that there are now 1.4 million UK workers on zero-hours contracts has brought a mixed reaction...

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,...

Mixed reaction to Miliband's zero-hours contracts plans

Hywel Roberts, 28 Apr 2014

Professional bodies representing businesses and employees have given a mixed response to Ed Miliband's...

Miliband vows to tackle zero-hours contract 'epidemic'

Hywel Roberts, 25 Apr 2014

Opposition leader Ed Miliband will outline proposals to give zero-hours contract workers more rights...

In this issue: August 2014
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Balancing act – Have we finally reachd a tipping point around flexible working practices?


Bedding down – Inside the Dorchester Collection


High voltage – Is the future of fleet electric?


Cream of the crop – Barriers to effective talent management

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