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Labour promises to double paid paternity leave

A Labour government would double paid paternity leave from two to four weeks, leader Ed Miliband is expected to announce later today.

IPMI is an investment, not a cost

The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) is often misunderstood as irrelevant, or a panacea for all ills when abroad in the EEA/EU. The travel press is littered with examples of how the 'EHIC didn't...

Employees want support on pensions changes

Over a third (36%) of employees say they want their employer to provide support on retirement planning, given the pensions changes coming into effect on 6 April.

Half of UK workers want employers to care more

Half (51%) of UK workers want to feel more cared for by their employer, according to research from pensions and insurance firm Friends Life.

Only 15% of HR directors innovate in benefits

Only 15% of HR directors consider their benefits proposition “innovative”, according to research by Edenred.

UK pay still among lowest in Europe

British base-level professional pay is still among the lowest in Europe's top 15 economies, despite moving off the bottom of the pay table, according to research by professional services company...

Firefighters' pension plans pass Commons vote amid protests

Controversial plans to raise firefighters' pension age have passed a vote in the House of Commons despite members of the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) holding protests outside Parliament during a 24-hour...

Staff remuneration at Christmas

Christmas is a time for giving, especially to those employees who have been particularly nice and added to the bottom line. However, in these times of austerity and with remuneration more closely...

UK to return to real wage growth in 2015

British workers are set for a boost in 2015 as real wage growth returns for only the second year since 2009, according to research by management consultancy Hay Group.

‘Jobs tax’ abolished for employers taking on young apprentices

Employers will no longer have to make national insurance (NI) contributions when taking on apprentices under 25-years-old, chancellor George Osborne announced in his Autumn statement on Wednesday 3...

Hot topic: Backdated holiday pay, part two

After months of speculation, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) recently upheld a previous ruling that overtime should be included when calculating employees’ holiday pay. While the impact is still...

Hot topic: Backdated holiday pay

After months of speculation, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) recently upheld a previous ruling that overtime should be included when calculating employees’ holiday pay. While the impact is still...