Immigration policy report gets mixed reception from business

3 February 2020

We reported last week on the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) report on a points-based system (PBS) for migrant workers and salary thresholds for immigration (see MAC suggests cut in salary threshold for skilled immigrants).

Better work in the gig economy

31 January 2020

A think tank focusing on responsible technology has produced a report into how to meet the needs of those who are most disadvantaged by gig economy work.

A quarter of employees believe bullying and harassment is overlooked

30 January 2020

A new report by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has called on organisations to train managers to be more effective at managing conflict at work, following concerns that a quarter of employees think tough issues like bullying and harassment are “swept under the carpet” in their organisations.

Coronavirus — implications for business travellers

30 January 2020

Current estimates indicate that some 7700 people have been infected and that 170 people have died from the flu-like illness, which originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan. Authorities have locked down several cities in the Hubei province. The outbreak has surpassed the SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) outbreak of 2002 and 2003, which infected more than 8000 people and killed an estimated 774.

Mental health interventions pay off for employers

28 January 2020

For every £1 spent by employers on mental health interventions, they get £5 back in reduced absence, presenteeism and staff turnover according to new analysis by Deloitte which finds that poor mental health costs organisations up to £45 billion each year.

Employers want to help design new immigration system

28 January 2020

The UK’s five largest business organisations, together with 30 trade associations from hoteliers to universities, have signed a letter to Home Secretary Priti Patel offering their help in designing a new immigration system.

Have your say on off-payroll working rules

27 January 2020

We have reported numerous times on off-payroll working rules, known as IR35, which aim to ensure that someone working like an employee, but through a company, pays similar taxes to other employees.