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Neil Pickering on Zero Hours: Managing the changing employment landscape

Much has been documented in recent weeks regarding zero hours contracts, prompted by a CIPD report claiming one million workers are on zero-hours contracts. This figure is far more than the 250,000 official estimate from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), and has now generated interest from government bodies and politicians alike. As such, Vince…

Government u-turn on TUPE proposals welcomed by outsourcing practitioners

On 5 September the government published its response to the consultation it has undertaken on changes to the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulation 2006 (“TUPE”). What is TUPE? TUPE implements the EU Acquired Rights Directive. The purpose of the legislation is to provide protection for employees in the event of either a transfer…

Food and grocery industry opens its doors to 15,000 unemployed young people

More than 15,000 young people are to be given the opportunity to develop their skills and gain an insight into the food and grocery industry, currently the UK’s biggest employer, thanks to ‘Feeding Britain’s Future’, a nationwide campaign launched today by the Institute of Grocery Distribution (IGD) in partnership with Jobcentre Plus. The initiative follows a successful pilot…