Tom Newcombe

Underpaying employers risk losing business, says BIS research

Employers must pay their workers correctly or risk serious damage to their reputation and staff productivity, research by the Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) department has found.

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Workplace injuries hit record low

There has been a significant drop in the number of employees killed or seriously injured at work in the past year, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has found.

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Rise in young people in low-paid jobs

The proportion of young people in low-paid, low-skilled jobs has risen sharply over the past 20 years ago, according to a new study.

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Government's back to work schemes legally flawed, Supreme Court rules

The Government's controversial back to work schemes, which require jobseekers to work for free or risk losing their benefits, were legally flawed, the Supreme Court has ruled.

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Top talent on the move as job market recovers, CIPD warns

Employers risk losing their top talent as the economy starts to recover and companies lift freezes on recruitment, the CIPD has warned.

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University staff strike over 'pay drought'

University staff in the UK are to stage a one-day strike today in a row over pay.

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Thousands of jobs at risk as Blockbuster enters administration for second time

DVD and computer games rental chain Blockbuster is set to enter administration for the second time this year.

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Government considers cap on 'rip-off' pension charges

Pensions minister Steve Webb (pictured) has confirmed he is backing a 0.75% cap on auto-enrolment pension scheme charges to ensure workers are given a fair deal.

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Call for shake-up of NHS doctor training

A report has called for a major shake-up of the way NHS doctors are trained.

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Employers must understand older workers have childcare responsibilities too, says TUC

The TUC has urged employers to be more "sympathetic" to requests for flexible working and annual leave from older members of staff.

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Pension Protection Fund surplus increases to £1.8 billion

The Pension Protection Fund (PPF), the lifeboat for underfunded retirement schemes of insolvent employers, has reported a £1.8 billion surplus in its 2012/13 annual report.

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Grangemouth union official Stephen Deans resigns

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The Unite official at the centre of the Grangemouth dispute last night resigned with immediate effect, the union has confirmed.

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