Cyber security and job cuts top agenda for UK banking chiefs, finds PwC

UK finance bosses have ‘markedly’ different expectations to global peers Looking ahead to 2016, UK banking chief executives expect an increase in cyber-attacks, headcount reductions, and tougher expectations from stakeholders over banking transparency, according to a survey from PwC. While almost four out of 10 (36 per cent) banking and capital markets leaders were particularly… Continue reading

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Union claims civil service faces further job cuts to make room for 30,000 apprentices

Union claims civil service faces further job cuts to make room for 30,000 apprentices Ministers are using redundancy terms to hire trainees ‘on the cheap’, says PCS union The government plans to make more civil servants redundant to make space for up to 30,000 apprentices by 2020, according to the PCS union. The claims follow… Continue reading

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Government unveils gender pay gap reporting rules for large employers

League tables set to highlight poor performers in a bid to drive change From 2018, companies with more than 250 employees will be required to make their gender pay gap publically available online, the government has announced. Employers that fail to address gender pay disparities will also be highlighted in new league tables intended to… Continue reading

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Employers risk breach of holiday rights with annual leave contract wording

Some employees are set to suffer a breach of their annual leave rights as a result of the way that Easter bank holidays fall this year and how they fall next year. The wording in some employees’ contracts may result in an unanticipated shortfall in their holiday entitlement, for which their employer will be liable,… Continue reading

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Monitoring employee communications: recent ruling no green light to spy on staff

The European Court of Human Rights recently ruled that an employer had not breached human rights law when monitoring employee communications. However, UK employers would be wrong to see this as a green light to spy on staff. Emma Vennesson and Huw Beverley-Smith advise employers on policy and practice in a sensitive area of employment law.  Many… Continue reading

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