Policy

The silent struggle of carers

The UK has an estimated seven million registered carers - that’s a staggering one in 10 people. That number is only set to grow too, and over the next 30 years, it’s anticipated the total will have...

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What to do about employees’ offensive social media posts

Following England’s disappointing Euro 2020 final defeat, social media has seen a torrent of racial abuse aimed at Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka. This has been accompanied by a growing...

Conservatives claim "earthquake" general election victory: HR community reacts

As the Tories record a landmark victory in the polls, the HR community is calling on the government to follow through on its pledges on skills, pay and flexible working

Conservative manifesto: What HR needs to know

?With just two weeks to go until the UK heads to the polls, here's the latest employment and HR-related policies from the Conservatives

Labour manifesto: What HR needs to know

With just three weeks to go until the UK heads to the polls, here's the latest employment and HR-related policies from Labour

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

Queen's Speech: Workers’ rights, pensions and immigration

Government announces commitment to the Good Work Plan, pensions dashboards framework and a new migration system, though it is unclear if any of the 26 bills will become law

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

Labour conference: What HR needs to know

The Labour party has announced a number of policies that could radically change the world of work at its conference in Brighton

Just one in seven roles advertised as flexible

Progress has been slow on advertising flexible positions, with jobs in HR falling below the average

Most firms yet to roll out Stevenson/Farmer Review recommendations on mental health

The majority of employers have yet to meet the minimum standards outlined in the Stevenson/Farmer Review on mental health at work, according to Howden Benefits

Work visas for international graduates to be extended

The government has announced that international students will be able to stay in the UK two years after graduating to find a job, overturning former prime minster Theresa May's restrictive policies