Planned redundancies rocket for 2023

The number of planned redundancies in the UK rocketed by 54% in the 12 months ending 31 July, according to new research.

Empowering the forgotten workforce with flexibility

Since the pandemic, office workers have seen a shift in their working life. Many now have the flexibility to work from home and more freedom in choosing their hours to accommodate personal...

Employee assistance programmes increasingly used for legal advice

More employees are using employee assistance programmes (EAPs) for legal advice rather than mental health, according to data from intermediary Towergate Health and Protection.

CEO pay up by half a million despite continuing cost of living crisis

FTSE 100 CEO pay increased by 16% between 2021 and 2022, according to research from thinktank the High Pay Centre.

Sunak: pay rises must follow increase in productivity

Prime minister Rishi Sunak said pay rises should be “sustainable” and come only as rewards for productivity, following data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) which showed a record pay...

Are you currently making unlawful payroll deductions?

July’s Upper Tribunal (Tax and Chancery Chamber) decision in the Laing O’Rourke/Willmott Dixon case has turned on its head everything we thought we knew about car allowances and what deductions are...

Senior HR disconnected from employee money worries

Only 3% of senior HR professionals worry about money every day, compared to almost a quarter (22%) of UK employees, according to financial wellbeing service Bippit.

Scotland employment and wages growing slower than rest of UK since 2014

There has been slower growth in employment and earning levels in Scotland since 2014 according to a new report from The Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS).

Are side hustles a threat to employment?

Side hustles refer to an individual's secondary source of income, ranging from part time jobs taken in their spare time, such as working in a pub on weekends, to starting up their own business or...

Employers threatened by “ticking time-bomb” of pay claims

The Equal Pay Act was introduced in the UK more than half a century ago, and yet many organisations still fail to pay male and female staff equally. Birmingham City Council, for one, is being forced...

Millions of low earners could be safely auto-enrolled in pensions

Almost 3 million low earners could afford to be auto enrolled in pensions due to mitigating circumstances, according to a new study by the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA).

Hot topic: What would HR find in its own Covid inquiry? Part two

The public inquiry into the UK’s handling of Covid-19 has topped the news since it began in June.