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.

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.

Early May Bank Holiday to be moved in 2020

14 June 2019

The Government have confirmed the Early May Bank Holiday will move from Monday 4 May to Friday 8 May in 2020 to honour the 75th anniversary of VE Day. Worker entitlements may differ depending on the wording around Bank Holidays in their employment contracts.

Higher rents are restricting job mobility

13 June 2019

The common stereotype of millennials being footloose in the world of work is wide of the mark, according to a new report from a leading independent think tank which suggests that young private renters’ propensity to move areas for work has fallen by two-thirds over the last 20 years.

Data protection has not gone away

12 June 2019

This time last year every organisation in the country seemed to be rushing to meet the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), with email in-boxes across the country filled with requests to confirm the right to keep and use personal information.

MPs call for a ban on gagging clauses

11 June 2019

The Government must address the failure of the employment tribunal system to ensure all employees who have experienced discrimination have a meaningful route of redress, a leading Parliamentary Committee has argued in a new report.