Today’s workforce ‘largely forgotten’ by budget, says CIPD

Institute claims Osborne’s plans too focused on younger people, while experts reveal hidden changes to public sector pensions Chancellor George Osborne’s eighth budget was met with dismay from CIPD chief economist Mark Beatson, who said there was too much focus on young people. “The chancellor said this was a budget for the next generation, and… Continue reading

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What HR needs to know about the budget 2016

Osborne reviews national insurance, taxes and savings in a budget that ‘puts the next generation first’ Chancellor George Osborne had plenty of intriguing news for HR professionals as he delivered his 2016 budget speech in Westminster today (16 March). From changes to national insurance contributions to encouraging ‘younger savers’ and rate relief for UK PLCs, People… Continue reading

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One per cent pay rise ‘will keep talent out of the public sector’

Recruiters and unions predict widening gulf with private sector; permanent NHS staff ‘could opt for agency work’ The public sector is facing a recruitment and retention crisis that will affect everyone from senior leaders to switchboard operators, recruiters and unions have warned in the wake of a 1 per cent pay rise that has caused… Continue reading

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Ambulance workers to receive holiday pay for “overruns”

Ambulance workers in four counties will receive backdated holiday pay after a victorious claim for “overrun” payments. The South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS), which covers Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire, has agreed to a claim made by Unison that employees’ holiday pay should include payment for the regular occasions when crews need to attend a… Continue reading

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Analysis: Why LGBT inclusion at work matters – and not just in the UK

Role of organisations in pushing for LGBT acceptance tops agenda at The Economist’s Pride and Prejudice event The challenges facing the LGBT community overseas dominated discussions at The Economist’s ambitious Pride and Prejudice event last week – a 24-hour debate on the business and economic case for LGBT diversity and inclusion spanning three continents. “How… Continue reading

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