From the Newsdesk

Defined benefit pensions under spotlight

24 February 2017

The security and sustainability of defined benefit (DB) pensions are under review after the publication by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) of a Green Paper and the launch of a public consultation.

Employer’s duty of care case goes to highest court

23 February 2017

A case that could redefine employers' duty of care to their workers is to be considered by the Supreme Court later this year with one of the lawyers involved describing it as highly significant.

Seeing the potential of disadvantaged recruits

23 February 2017

A new initiative aims to encourage employers to recruit and retain people from disadvantaged groups.

JAMs pose sticky problem

22 February 2017

Almost three million working households in the UK do not meet minimum income standards according to a new report from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

The truth about business rates revaluation?

22 February 2017

With Government Ministers complaining of a "relentless campaign of distortions and half-truths", there could not have been more uproar about the forthcoming revaluation of business rates if it had been announced by President Trump.

Manufacturers see big fall in pay freezes

22 February 2017

Data released by manufacturers' organisation the EEF show a rise in average pay settlements as the number of workers having to accept pay freezes fell significantly.

Record employment masks pay concerns

21 February 2017

The Government is not surprisingly delighted with the latest employment report from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) as it records the highest employment rate since records began in 1971.

Putting fat cats on a diet

21 February 2017

Pay transparency for top bosses must be improved as part of a re-think of corporate governance, intended to ensure boards recognise their broader responsibility towards the workforce when decisions on executive pay and business investment are made.

Search starts for small business champion

20 February 2017

Applications are being invited for the role of national champion for small firms — the UK’s first Small Business Commissioner.

Register now for online apprenticeship service

20 February 2017

Prior to the launch of the Apprenticeship Levy on 6 April this year, large employers are being encouraged to register for a new online service intended to help them adjust to the Levy.