Government

Life after furlough: are government job schemes enough?

With the furlough scheme having now come to an end, the government has announced additional support for employers in the form of an extension to the Plan for Jobs. Moving forward, it will be down to...

Chancellor’s extended job support will need consistency to succeed

Speaking at the Conservative Party Conference yesterday (4 October), chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a further £500 million to help alleviate the jobs and skills crisis. While extended job support...

Graduates would benefit from office working, but proceed with caution

Sunak is right, graduates learn best in person, but don’t use it as ammunition for an early return to the office.

What’s holding back a flexible working Bill for employees?

A private member’s bill that seeks to reform the law on flexible working was introduced into Parliament in June. Put forward by Tulip Siddiq, shadow education minister, the Bill has cross-party...

Reducing wages for home workers could be unlawful following government pay dispute

Business secretary Kwasi Kwarteng has said civil servants will not be paid less if they continue working from home post-pandemic.

Employees forced back to work despite government guidance, says TUC

Nearly one in 10 UK employees have been forced back to the workplace despite government guidance to continue remote working until restrictions are reviewed on 21 June.

General election: Immigration policies pose challenges for employers

As parties lay out their immigration plans ahead of the general election on 12 December, employers must prepare now if they want to retain a diverse workforce

Sajid Javid promises National Living Wage rise

Chancellor Sajid Javid has pledged to increase the National Living Wage (NLW) to £10.50 per hour within the next five years

Boris Johnson announced as PM: HR community reacts

HR magazine asked HR experts for their thoughts on the new prime minister and what he could mean for Brexit, business and jobs

Jess Phillips: Policies for women at work are stuck in the 1950s

We must end outdated employment practices that disadvantage women, said Labour MP and co-chair of the Women and Work All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) Jess Phillips at the launch of a new report

Government-backed flexible working campaign launched

A new campaign has been launched today to encourage employers to make flexible working the norm

May considering workers' rights demands to win Brexit deal support

?The government is considering giving extra protections to workers to win support for its EU withdrawal agreement