Employee benefits

Deadline passes for care workers to receive mandatory first jab

Under new rules effective from 11 November, all those working in Care Quality Commission-registered, adult care-home in England must be fully vaccinated or be medically exempt.

HR needs to prepare for winter COVID plan

Following the government’s unveiling of its 2021 autumn and winter plan, employers in England are being urged to prepare for a return to restrictions as a worst-case scenario.

Employees struggling to keep on top of bills

A report published yesterday shows more people are applying for high-cost credit cards and struggling to make ends meet with spending rising sharply as the UK emerges from the pandemic. 

Labour pledges to reform sick pay and ban zero-hours contracts

Labour’s promise to extend and increase sick pay to all workers has been welcomed by unions and charities.

Morrisons to cut sick pay for unvaccinated, isolating employees

Supermarket chain Morrisons has come under fire after outlining a policy that will mean unvaccinated employees are not entitled to sick pay if they have to self-isolate.

Third sector organisations fail to pay living wage

Many charities and other third sector institutions are not paying all of their workers above the Living Wage, despite some being set up to help those most in need.

KPMG sets working class diversity targets

Last week Big Four professional services firm KPMG announced that it would be aiming for 29% representation of partners and directors from working class backgrounds by 2030.

TUC calls for ‘economic reset’ to tackle COVID class divide

The Trades Union Congress (TUC) has called for an urgent “economic reset” to tackle the huge class divide in Britain that it said has been exposed by the coronavirus pandemic.

Charity slams Employer Checking Service

The Work Rights Centre (WoRC) has called on the Home Office to overhaul its Employer Checking Service, citing poor wording, lack of clarity and outdated information.

Employers risking fines for National Minimum Wage breaches

Businesses are at increased risk of landing heavy fines for unintentional National Minimum Wage (NMW) breaches, according to Grant Thornton UK.

How to reward your employees in a remote world

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