Politics

Can HR prevent employees from taking up a second job?

Despite the ongoing row over whether MPs should be allowed to hold second jobs, the activity is actually not as unusual across the wider economy as many people think.

Budget and Spending Review: what did chancellor Rishi Sunak say?

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has pledged to address the UK's economic vulnerabilities through a mixed programme of heavy investment and increased taxation.

What would a COVID Plan B mean for employers?

While the government has not yet publicly suggested any move to ‘Plan B,’ experts from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) and the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies...

Party Conference Roundup 2021: what HR needs to know

This year’s Labour and Conservative party conferences have now come to an end. Back to in-person events for the first time in almost two years, the two parties set out their competing visions for a...

12 months of 2019: November

It's been an eventful year for HR-related issues hitting the headlines. Our 12 Days of Christmas countdown revisits each month's most notable happenings

12 months of 2019: September

It's been an eventful year for HR-related issues hitting the headlines. Our 12 Days of Christmas countdown revisits each month's most notable happenings

Employee job confidence plummets amid election

With the general election fast approaching, research reveals that the current political situation is making people feel less confident about their careers

The HR guide to the general election

Employment law

As the UK heads to the polls in what is being touted as one of the most important elections in decades, HR magazine outlines the main parties' policies affecting the world of employment

Boris Johnson pledges to help women reach "full potential" at work

With two weeks to election day and the latest polls placing the Conservatives out in front, Boris Johnson vows to support women in politics and the workplace

Lib Dems pledge 'skills wallet' for all adults

The Liberal Democrats are proposing £10,000 for every adult to spend on training in the latest round of workplace-related pledges from the three major parties

Political uncertainty hits wages

As the UK waits to hear if parliament will approve Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal, research reveals that uncertainty has already taken its toll on salaries

Labour proposes Ministry for Employment Rights

Labour announced a number of proposals to reform workers' rights at the TUC Congress, including banning zero-hours contracts and increasing the power of trade unions