Poor work-life balance undermines UK job quality

27 June 2019

Overwork, stress and poor work-life balance are undermining attempts to improve job quality in the UK according to new research published by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

Low level of trust in local government chiefs

26 June 2019

A major survey, “Trust in Leaders 2018”, has examined the level of trust in CEOs in a range of sectors and revealed that the private sector generally scores higher than the public and that local and national government CEOs score worst of all.

Legal aid failing in discrimination cases

26 June 2019

Victims of discrimination are being denied their fundamental right to justice, and perpetrators are going unchallenged because of the current legal aid system, the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has reported.

T Level roll-out confirmed for September 2020

26 June 2019

Announcing a second wave of further education providers to deliver courses from 2021, Education Secretary Damian Hinds confirmed that new T Level qualifications will become a reality from September 2020.

Government says no to employees on remuneration committees

24 June 2019

The huge variety of UK companies and group structures means that one method will not suit all, the Government has said in response to a recommendation that companies should be required to appoint at least one employee representative to their remuneration committee.

London workers hit by patchy and expensive childcare

20 June 2019

The annual cost of school age childcare is £3250 a year in London — an increase of a third in the last decade — and a full week of term-time childcare now costs more than a fifth of earnings from a full-time week of work at the National Minimum Wage.

Councils should support their electoral officials

19 June 2019

The result of the recent Peterborough by-election has been called into doubt after the police confirmed that they were investigating alleged irregularities in the electoral process.

Campaign launched to tackle work insecurity

19 June 2019

With new research showing that one in six workers are in insecure, low-paid work, with millions facing cancelled shifts, a lack of stable hours, or short-term contracts, the Living Wage Foundation (LWF) has called for action.

Helping employers improve returner recruitment policies

18 June 2019

A pilot scheme that will help parents get back into work is being tested in Yorkshire and the Humber and, if successful, will be rolled out by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) across the rest of the country.