Call to bring care home contracts back in-house

17 January 2020

Britain and Ireland’s largest union is urging local authorities who have contracts with Sanctuary Care to bring them back in-house after a criminal investigation was launched into one of its care homes.

Ten second target for staff login times

14 January 2020

Cutting the time needed to login to multiple computer systems will save significant amounts of NHS staff time with a project at Alder Hey Hospital in Liverpool having cut the time required to login from 105 seconds to just 10.

Graduate recruitment has worst growth rate since 2016

14 January 2020

The entry-level jobs market is stagnant with only public sector and charity employers planning to substantially increase vacancies this year according to the Pulse Survey 2020 carried out by the Institute of Student Employers (ISE).

Slow growth poses risk to jobs in 2020

13 January 2020

This year is set to see real pay finally surpass its 2008 peak, but employment is at risk of falling from the record level it enjoyed throughout 2019, according to the latest Earnings Outlook published by independent think tank the Resolution Foundation.

Review of changes to off-payroll working rules

10 January 2020

The Government has decided to launch a review of changes to off-payroll working rules in order to address any concerns from businesses and affected individuals about how they will be implemented.

2020 rates for SMP, SPP, ShPP, SAP and SSP released

10 January 2020

The Government has published the proposed statutory rates for Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP), Statutory Paternity Pay (SPP), Shared Parental Pay (ShPP) and Statutory Adoption Pay (SAP), which come into effect on 5 April 2020, the first Sunday in April. The rate is set to increase from £148.68 to £151.20 per week.