Government

Rees-Mogg slams diversity officers as "by the woke, for the woke"

Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg has criticised the diversity officers in the civil service, suggesting they have little impact on the workforce.

UK launches new pension scheme to boost retirement options

The UK government has unveiled a new pension scheme to provide workers with more options for their retirement funds.

National Disability Strategy fails to have desired impact

The government's National Disability Strategy, which hit its first anniversary this week, has so far failed to positively impact the lives of disabled workers across the UK.

Billions in unused apprenticeship levy funds returned to the Treasury

New research has uncovered that £3.3 billion pounds of apprenticeship levy funding has been returned to the Treasury since 2019.

What HR wants from the next prime minister

As the race for the UK's next Conservative leader comes down to two candidates, Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss, HR leaders consider what they would like to be a priority for the next prime minister.

Proposed Neonatal Care Bill offers flexibility to working parents

The government's proposed Neonatal Care (Leave and Pay) Bill has undergone a second reading in parliament.

Government commits to supporting older workers

The UK government has unveiled a support package designed to get more people over 50 back into work.

Fit note update modernises sick leave

The government has introduced new legislation allowing medical professionals other than GPs to provide fit notes for sick workers if they are unable to work.

UK draft Mental Health Bill criticised on improving workplace mental health

The government's draft Mental Health Bill has been criticised for its lack of impact on workplace mental health.

Rail strike could be combatted with agency workers following legal change

Government is considering using agency workers to replace striking staff during one of the largest rail strikes in history, set to take place next week.

'Long overdue' Statutory Sick Pay reforms brought to parliament

Proposed reforms to the UK's Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) system are planned to be introduced to parliament today.

What should HR expect from government's future of work review?

The UK government has announced plans to conduct a review into the future of work led by MP Matt Warman.