Are auto-enrolment saving schemes a good idea?

The government should introduce auto-enrolment (AE) saving schemes to help more people save, the Resolution Foundation has urged.

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.

HR must prepare for the new Consumer Duty obligations

With just weeks to go until the Consumer Duty introduced by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) comes into force for new and existing products and services, companies are being strongly advised to...

Spring Budget 2023: What does it mean for HR?

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt gave his 2023 budget announcement to parliament yesterday (15 March), prioritising expanding the workforce and changes to pensions.

Autumn budget 2022 pledges tax freezes and wage boost

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt gave his budget announcement to parliament today (17 November), as he officially announced the UK is in the midst of a recession.

Autumn budget priorities: national insurance, public sector pay rises, tax hikes

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt will make his first budget announcement on 17 November. Here's what to expect and how it might effect HR.

European antitrust authorities target HR anticompetitive practices

Over the past few years, European antitrust authorities have been targeting anticompetitive practices between undertakings relating to HR. Of particular interest are wage-fixing and non-solicitation –...

The top five rules of finance you need to know

Financial literacy is the passport to future-proofing your career. As an HR professional, you may not be au fait with the language of finance, but it’s important to understand the numbers so that you...

The Energy Price Guarantee: do employers have a duty of care?

This week’s announcement by newly appointed chancellor, Jeremy Hunt, has significantly curtailed some of the support measures promised by the government set to help with skyrocketing energy bills.

HR at risk of budget cuts as economy worsens

More than half (55%) of HR teams across the UK expect to have their budgets cut in the next few months, according to research from Personio.

IR35, strikes, tax cuts and energy price cap tackled in autumn mini-budget

Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng announced the government's mini-budget in the House of Commons today (23 September), which included tax cuts and support for rising energy bills.

Social care tax disproportionately affects low-income workers

National Insurance contributions will rise by 1.25% to pay for England's social care system.