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UK HR directors predict large rise in gig working

A new report by AON, Gig Economy: Financial Security of Greater Control, found 18% of HRDs believed 75% or more of their workforce will be made up of contractors by 2025.

Employers planning reduced working hours

Thirty-three per cent of UK employers plan to reduce working hours, cut pay or impose leave in the face of COVID-19

IR35 to be delayed for a year

IR35 implementation in the private sector will be delayed for a year given the current Coronavirus pandemic, it was confirmed last night (17 March)

HR’s view on the 2020 Budget

HR magazine spoke to professionals in the sector to gauge the reaction to the UK’s new financial plans

Revised IR35 making contractors look for permanent roles

Due to the UK government’s upcoming revised tax rules, 19% of contractors have said they are looking for permanent roles

IR35 reform to go ahead

The government has confirmed changes to off-payroll working rules (IR35) will go ahead on 6 April 2020

Coronavirus and its potential impact on employee rights

There could be backlash from employees if businesses have to cut staff or reduce hours as a response to drops in business due to the coronavirus

Legal-ease: TUPE's application to workers

According to a recent employment tribunal case the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (‘TUPE’) do apply to workers

Legal-ease: Areas to focus on in 2020

What do employers need to be aware of as they enter the new year?

Good work and D&I in retail

?A crucial issue for retail HR is counteracting any temptation on retail bosses’ part to react to squeezed margins with moves that essentially compromise working conditions

Handling allegations of criminal behaviour in the workplace

Crime is not just something that happens outside of working hours and away from working premises

A third of private sector firms unaware of IR35 changes

?A third (33%) of private sector organisations that regularly engage non-permanent contractors don't know anything about upcoming IR35 reforms, according to research from Hays