Redundancy payouts fall for first time since 2008

The total cost of redundancy payouts for UK companies has fallen for the first time since the recession, according to a report by commercial law firm EMW and HMRC.

Low productivity holding back wages, says CIPD

A failure to bring workplace productivity back to pre-recession levels is causing slower growth in average salaries, according to a report by the CIPD.

Government consultants earn £317 million in 2013

The Government paid external consultants £317 million in 2013, with more than 30 earning upwards of £1,000 per day, according to figures revealed by BBC's Newsnight.

UK will be 'talent magnet' within Europe, says KPMG partner

Increasing demand and a lack of domestic candidates will see skilled workers come from all over Europe to work in the UK, according to KPMG partner and head of business services Bernard Brown.

Employers may face extra costs over pension cap charges

The financial impact of pension cap charges on employers and the pensions industry may be significantly higher than first thought, according to pensions experts Hargreaves Lansdown.

Should you outsource occupational health to the Health and Work Service?

The government’s free Health and Work Service is due to rollout in December 2014, but few organisations have a true understanding of what it is, and even fewer have started to develop an integration...

Money is there for firefighters' pension, says FBU assistant general secretary

The Government would not have to put in additional money to afford to pay firemens' pensions from 55-years-old, according to Fire Brigades Union (FBU) assistant general secretary Andy Dark.

Bank of England to extend bonus clawback period

The Bank of England is due to unveil plans giving it the power to take back bankers' bonuses up to seven years after they are awarded.

Strong graduate market drives up salaries

Average salary growth doubled month-on-month in June, driven by a strongly performing graduate market, according to research by recruitment company Adzuna.

Passport workers to strike over pay and staffing levels

Employees from the Passport Office are set to go on strike later today in a dispute over pay and staffing levels.

Financial services recruitment on the rise

Half of businesses in the financial services sector anticipate increasing their headcount by the end of 2014, according to research by Thomsons Online Benefits.

Guaranteed pensions advice to be independent, Government says

The guaranteed advice on employees taking their pensions from April 2015 is to be provided by independent organisations, the Government announced today.