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Umbrella firm accused of skimming money from contractors

Umbrella company Liquid Friday has been accused of skimming money from its contractors by independent worker advocacy site Contractor Voice.


Autumn budget 2022 pledges tax freezes and wage boost

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt gave his budget announcement to parliament today (17 November), as he officially announced the UK is in the midst of a recession.


Unions and charities demand Statutory Sick Pay reforms

The Trades Union Congress (TUC), Unison and Business Disability Forum (BDF) are among a collection of unions and charities calling on government to reform Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) legislation.


Retired workers recruited back into the workforce

Almost three quarters (72%) of UK employers are looking to hire workers who retired during the pandemic, according to research from LinkedIn.

News staff seek legal action after Zoom sackings

Former employees of furniture retailer are seeking legal action after being made redundant during a Zoom call.


Candidates with convictions benefit from shift in employer attitude

UK employers are more likely to hire people with previous criminal convictions than they were a decade ago, according to research from Working Chance, an employment charity for women with convictions.


Vacancies fall as long-term sick hits record high

The number of job vacancies in the UK fell for a fourth consecutive quarter to 1.2 million according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).


Stonewall denies militancy charge over Equality Index guidelines

LGBT+ charity Stonewall has received criticism for its Workplace Equality Index guidelines, which suggest companies could give multiple email accounts to gender fluid workers.


HR lessons from Twitter and Meta layoffs

Technology company Meta has joined social media giant Twitter in laying off thousands of staff in an attempt to significantly reduce its costs.


Autumn budget priorities: national insurance, public sector pay rises, tax hikes

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt will make his first budget announcement on 17 November. Here's what to expect and how it might effect HR.


Flexible organisational models key for future of work

Companies should embrace the idea of using more than one organisational model as workplaces evolve in the future.


People should be HR’s priority, not policy

HR leaders should look to do the right thing for the people in their organisation even if it goes against existing procedures, the audience of the CIPD ACE 2022 was told yesterday (9 November).