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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Women ‘face pay penalty for becoming mothers before 33’

A fifth of female employees are forced out of their jobs after becoming pregnant, suggests TUC study Women who become mothers before the age of 33 earn 15 per cent less than their female colleagues without children, according to a survey from the Trades Union Congress (TUC) released to coincide with today’s International Women’s Day. The… Continue reading

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