Transparent and Predictable Working Conditions Directive in force in EU

12 August 2022

With members of the UK Government promising to remove as much retained EU legislation as possible, arguing that this will lift unwanted restrictions on employers and organisations, the European Commission has just reminded the 27 EU Member States that the Directive on transparent and predictable working conditions in the European Union is now in force.

Employers must prepare for a warmer future

11 August 2022

After last month’s record-breaking temperatures and with more hot weather expected in mid-August, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is asking employers to ensure that extreme heat becomes part of their long-term planning.

Demand for staff and starting salaries continue to rise

11 August 2022

With rising fuel and energy prices, inflation and labour shortages hurting employer confidence, the latest UK Report on Jobs survey from KPMG and REC (the Recruitment and Employment Confederation) registered the slowest increases in both permanent staff appointments and temp billings for 17 months.

Over £3 billion in unspent apprenticeship levy goes to Treasury

9 August 2022

More than £3.3 billion has returned to the Treasury in the last three years under the Government’s use-it-or-lose-it apprenticeship levy rules, according to new data collected by apprenticeships experts, the London Progression Collaboration (LPC).

Call for a new Shortage Occupations Agency

5 August 2022

Aiming to address what it calls the chronic and systemic skills shortages that have long been experienced in Britain, the Institute of Directors (IoD) has set out a series of measures in its response to an ongoing Treasury workstream entitled People, Capital and Ideas.

Retailers urged to do more to promote diversity and inclusion

29 July 2022

A new report suggests that there is still a long way to go until the retail industry truly reflects the communities it serves, with women still under-represented at most senior levels, a lack of ethnic diversity among boards and executive committees and a lack of black leaders across the sector.