Free childcare chaos leaves working parents unsupported

Working parents could be squeezed out of the workforce thanks to the government's confusing and understaffed free childcare scheme, experts have warned.

Government slammed by jobseekers for lack of support

Over half (53%) of job seekers do not believe the government offers any support in helping them find a new job, according to research from employment technology company, CareerWallet.

Cabinet office launches forum for UK resilience strategy

Leaders from public, private and voluntary sectors met on Thursday (2 February) to discuss how to strengthen the UK’s resilience in the face of unpredictable events.

Disabled workers may keep benefits under new plans

People claiming sickness or disability benefits may be allowed to receive payments even after finding a job, under new government plans to help support people back into work.

12 months of 2022: September

As we reach the end of the year, our 12 Days of Christmas countdown revisits each month's most notable happenings.

Government stalls proposed workers' rights watchdog

The UK government has reportedly shelved plans to introduce an independent body to oversee workers' rights in the country.

Unions and charities demand Statutory Sick Pay reforms

The Trades Union Congress (TUC), Unison and Business Disability Forum (BDF) are among a collection of unions and charities calling on government to reform Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) legislation.

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.

HR sighed with relief at IR35 repeal – what now?

During the last Tory leadership campaign, Liz Truss made a promise to review recent changes to the tax rules for off-payroll workers, known as IR35.

The leadership qualities HR wants from the next prime minister

With the UK preparing to welcome its third prime minister in four months, what qualities does the new leader need to possess in order to stop history repeating itself?

HR reacts to Liz Truss' resignation as prime minister

Liz Truss announced her resignation on 20 October, becoming the shortest-serving prime minister in British history.

Pensions minister pledges workplace reform amid government u-turn

The secretary of state for work and pensions Chloe Smith has outlined the government's plan to help stimulate the UK workforce.