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Unpaid leave to look after sick children

12 December 2018

A leading insurance company has highlighted the number of parents, and particularly mothers, who have had to take time off work in the past two years to look after sick or injured children and are suffering financially and in their jobs as a result.

DExEU spells out EU citizens’ rights if there’s a no-deal Brexit

11 December 2018

There have been numerous official advice notes published in recent months on what the Government continues to call “the unlikely event” that the UK leaves the EU without a deal but little has been said about what will happen to people from other Member States working in the UK if it does happen.

Councils warned to stick to the rules

11 December 2018

Even when they are coming under severe budget and resource pressures, local authorities must not “throw out the rule book”, the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has warned.

Putting pension facts and figures at people’s fingertips

10 December 2018

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is seeking views on how the pensions industry should create free, user-friendly online pensions dashboards that would allow people to access their information from most schemes in one place.

Deliveroo riders lose in High Court

10 December 2018

In recent months we have reported on a number of cases where individuals and unions have argued successfully in court against some aspects of the gig economy (see, for example, Addison Lee loses its appeal against tribunal ruling and Supreme Court victory for plumber).

Claim your expenses from HMRC

7 December 2018

Construction workers are being urged to claim tax relief on their expenses. In what is being billed as a potential Christmas bonus courtesy of HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), they are among a group of workers advised to see if they are eligible for a rebate on work-related expenses.

HMRC flags up rebates for millions of workers

6 December 2018

Nurses, hairdressers, construction workers and people working in retail and food sectors may be able to claim rebates, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has confirmed.

Domestic abuse is a workplace issue

6 December 2018

Employers are being urged by a leading trade union to back a new initiative to support workers experiencing domestic abuse.

Businesses urged to reveal number of disabled employees

5 December 2018

Large employers need to build more inclusive workforces, Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work Sarah Newton said, as she pressed them to reveal the numbers of disabled people they employ.

Culture of bullying and harassment at inadequate Trust

4 December 2018

According to a report from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) into Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust (SaTH), not all trust leaders had the right skills and abilities to run a service providing high-quality sustainable care.