IR35 legislation change will help HR hire much-needed talent

Thanks to a legislative fix to the UK’s off-payroll working rules (IR35), HR can take a less risk-averse approach, and return to using freelancers.

Acas launches predictable working pattern consultation

Workplace arbitration body Acas has launched a consultation into its Code of Practice on handling requests for a predictable working pattern, ahead of new legislation.

AI regulations: How can HR get ahead?

The next frontier in HR technology is AI regulation, according to John Rood, founder of compliance platform Proceptual.

Workplace bullying to be defined and abolished by new bill

Rachael Maskell, MP for York Central, presented a bill to parliament on 11 July which aims to stamp out workplace bullying.

Strikes bill amendments voted down by MPs

On Monday (22 May) MPs voted down all but one of the amendments made by the House of Lords to the Strikes (Minimum Service Levels) Bill.

UK government plans to make businesses liable for employee fraud

The government has proposed a new bill which will make it easier to prosecute a large organisation if an employee commits fraud for the benefit of a business.

Government delays raising state pension age

The UK government has decided not to bring forward the date when the state pension age is due to rise from 67 to 68.

TUC and government clash over right to strike

The Trades Union Congress (TUC) has announced a national ‘right to strike’ day of protest on 1 February, following the publication of the government's minimum service levels bill yesterday (10...

HR urged to check holiday pay policy pending Supreme Court ruling

HR has been urged to ensure Working Time Directive (WTD) leave is in order pending a Supreme Court decision relating to holiday pay.

Unison takes striking dispute to Supreme Court

Trade union Unison is looking to challenge a Court of Appeal decision from March 2022 which allows companies to punish workers who lawfully go on strike.

EHRC backs sexual harassment bill

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has urged government to follow through with efforts to curb workplace sexual harassment, ahead of the reading of a Private Member's Bill in parliament...

Reporting obligations removed for 40,000 businesses

The UK government has announced future plans to remove reporting requirements for businesses with fewer than 500 employees.