Dominic Bernard

Adrian Chiles returns to tribunal over £1.7m IR35 case

TV presenter Adrian Chiles will head back to tribunal to face HMRC over £1.7 million in tax claims, after an appeal found that the first-tier tribunal (FTT) had misinterpreted the law.

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HR tops list of stress-smoker professions

HR professionals are the most likely of all working smokers to smoke because they are stressed, rather than addiction or any other reason, according to new research.

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Rise in remote work tribunal cases “tip of the iceberg”

The rise in remote working-related tribunal cases over the next few years will represent the “tip of the iceberg” of conflicts sparked by remote work requests and return-to-office mandates, according...

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Pensions dashboard deadline confirmed

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has published its pension dashboard guidance, revealing that the new deadline for pension firms to provide a connected service is due to fall on 31 October...

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Major EAP provider accused of failings

The employee assistance programme (EAP) Health Assured is under scrutiny due to allegations of mishandled calls.

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Sexism in the city: Lack of progress 'shocking' say MPs

Women working in the London financial sector are forced to put up with “shocking” levels of sexual harassment, bullying and a stagnating gender pay gap, a report by MPs has found.

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“Bland” Spring Budget a flop for HR

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt’s Spring Budget has gone down poorly with employment experts, who have criticised its narrow focus on personal tax cuts and “bland and beige” policies.

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The solution to the UK's productivity problem is in HR's hands, Part 2

Raising productivity could dig the UK out of stagnation and sustainably raise wages. In the second part of our January/February 2024 cover story, Dominic Bernard finds out why a word employees...

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The solution to the UK's productivity problem is in HR's hands, Part 1

Raising productivity could dig the UK out of stagnation and sustainably raise wages. Dominic Bernard finds out why a word employees associate more with job cuts than pay rises can be HR’s next proving...

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Wanting to ‘hire fewer white men’ not discrimination, tribunal finds

A prospective HR lead who was told in a job interview that the company wanted to hire “fewer white men” has lost a race and discrimination suit at the employment tribunal.

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Demotion of disability minister a blow for diversity, say charities

Disability charities have protested the demotion of the government’s minister for disabled people, calling it a retrogade step for disabled workers.

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HR Most Influential Podcast 3.2: When Change Meets Resistance

The HR Most Influential Podcast's latest episode is now live, with Pam Parkes in the hot seat to discuss how HR successfully implement change programmes.

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