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Third sector organisations fail to pay living wage

Many charities and other third sector institutions are not paying all of their workers above the Living Wage, despite some being set up to help those most in need.

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Older workers ceasing employment earlier due to COVID

Older workers have been exiting the workforce earlier since March 2020, according to new Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) analysis.

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Social care tax disproportionately affects low-income workers

National Insurance contributions will rise by 1.25% to pay for England's social care system.

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Organisations urged to sign Pregnancy Loss Pledge

Half of respondents to a Miscarriage Association survey said they felt they had to return to work before they were ready, with many not knowing or being told about their right to pregnancy-related...

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Hidden jobs gap in the UK putting low-paid workers at risk

The record number of vacancies arising from the UK's economic recovery from COVID-19 is hiding a jobs gap with low-paid workers most at risk.

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Workplace relationships nose dive after a year of remote working

Workplace relationships have taken a huge hit during the COVID pandemic, given 22% of UK workers meet their partner or spouse at work.

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UK employees working extra hours due to COVID

Over half of UK employers say their staff work additional unpaid hours every day.

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Brits exploit dating apps to find new career opportunities

One in ten UK employees use dating apps and websites such as Tinder, Bumble and Plenty of Fish exclusively for networking or finding new employment.

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At the sharp end of the pandemic: Ali Mohammed interview

South East Coast Ambulance Service’s Ali Mohammed tells Jo Gallcher about the trials and tribulations of ensuring the service functioned during the pandemic, while protecting staff

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HR needs a summer holiday

School’s out and every B&B on the coast is booked up until mid-September. Summer is here and with it the changing of the lockdown guard: this time a lack of social distancing guidelines and removing...

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Sick pay won't be extended to low income employees, government confirms

Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) will not be extended to those who earn less than £120 per week, the government has confirmed.

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Long COVID: rethinking ill-health and the world of work 

One positive repercussion of the COVID pandemic may be an improvement in how we deal with illness at work more generally, but HR must lead the way, finds Jo Gallacher in this month's cover story.

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