The UK government has announced that the furlough scheme will be extended another five months until the end of September 2021.
Tighter and extended lockdown restrictions have meant the number of employees on furlough rose by 700,000 in January this year, despite the scheme's currently scheduled end on 30 April 2021.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) will be giving UK firms a six-month grace period if they do not report their gender pay gap data by 30 March (public sector) or 4 April (private) 2021.
Staff understand that things aren’t easy right now and many will have already written off a mid-pandemic pay rise, but if you can show you’re grateful for their hard graft, they will appreciate it,...
"How much are you currently earning?" is a question hated by many job applicants – and rightly so. When I’m asked this question it makes me feel like I’m stepping into a trap, showing my cards, and...
Workers’ personal lives have suffered due to pandemic-related pay cuts and a commitment to a real living wage could help retain staff and productivity levels in the still-turbulent months ahead.
2021 looks set to be another unpredictable year. HR played a vital role in helping employers through the uncertainty and challenges brought on by the pandemic in 2020 and, although many of those...
New changes brought in by government will mean cabinet ministers will soon be able to take six months maternity leave on full pay.
COVID-19 has continued to cause large disparities in the UK’s workforce, as new research has found that the lowest paid are the ones most likely to have lost their income.
Last week, consumer goods company Unilever said that it will refuse to do business with any firm that does not pay at least a living wage or income to its employees by 2030.