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HMRC criticised for IR35 rules

HMRC criticised for IR35 rules

HMRC’s evidence into the House of Lords Finance Bill sub-committee inquiry into off-payroll working has been criticised by self-declared IR35 experts. Lord Bridges of Headley, chair of the sub-committee, asked the government to conduct a “wholesale reform of IR35”  in...

Business leaders won’t hire someone with a known disability

Business leaders won’t hire someone with a known disability

Business leaders say they are not familiar enough with support and costs for disabled workers so are unlikely to hire them.  Research from recruitment firm PageGroup said a quarter of business leaders admit that their company does not have processes in place to...

Women are not prepared for retirement and HR teams need to help them

Women are not prepared for retirement and HR teams need to help them

Women need better financial education so they can save for retirement with a pension plan that will cover their later life expenses.  The calls from after pensions consultancy Barnett Waddingham says women are lagging behind men on workplace pensions. Its latest study...

Last day of strike action against pension cuts for academics

Last day of strike action against pension cuts for academics

It is the final day of a three day strike by university staff who are campaigning for better pay, pensions and working conditions. Walkouts have been organised at 58 universities with around a million students affected. The University and College Union said it wrote...

Workers giving more than ever to charity directly from their salaries

Workers giving more than ever to charity directly from their salaries

More than 6,400 people from around the world have pledged to give 10 percent of their salaries to charity for the rest of their life. They do this through Giving What We Can (GWWC); an organisation founded in 2009 by two Oxford university students Will MacAskill and...

Help employees save money so they stay with your company

Help employees save money so they stay with your company

Businesses need to pay employees enough or they’ll constantly be looking for new workers. This is from the insurance firm Aviva, which found (after a two year study) that two thirds of employees are “just getting by” financially.  It calls on businesses to help...

Pandemic has impacted retirement plans say more than half of adults

Pandemic has impacted retirement plans say more than half of adults

Pre-covid, many had planned early retirement, but now say those plans have been scuppered by the pandemic. Aviva’s research has found nearly one in five people say they feel less secure about their financial future.  The 35-44 age group are the most likely (68...

Court of Appeal decision will have long standing consequences

Court of Appeal decision will have long standing consequences

Employers and employment lawyers alike have been keeping a watchful eye on the case of The Harpur Trust v Brazel.   It is the case of a music teacher who challenged her employers’ definition of her employee status, arguing she should be given the same holiday pay as a...

Hybrid working stops us from connecting emotionally

Hybrid working stops us from connecting emotionally

Keeping employees emotionally connected is the greatest challenge to hybrid working and HR professionals say this is impacting on building a remote workplace culture. A report by employee engagement platform WorkBuzz found two-thirds of the 300 HR professionals and...

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Craig Harman: How to find your way around IR35 rules before 2022

Craig Harman: How to find your way around IR35 rules before 2022

New tax rules for freelance contractors and their clients came into force in April 2021. IR35, or ‘off-payroll working rules’, have caused confusion for contractors and the businesses that hire them, says tax specialist Craig Harman. Sole traders are not affected, but...

Bengt J Lundberg: What Role does HR Play in Meeting COP26 Goals?

Bengt J Lundberg: What Role does HR Play in Meeting COP26 Goals?

HR departments must be aware of their responsibilities to both their businesses and the wider sustainability movement, says Bengt Johanes Lundberg The COP26 sustainability goals are centred around both the joint effort of governments and the individual contributions...

Pete Hykin: Is your workplace pension falling short?

Pete Hykin: Is your workplace pension falling short?

Let’s be honest – workplace pensions are often thought of as, dare I say it, a little dull. But it’s an important topic, because while growing old and retiring is an inevitable part of life, having enough money in the bank to live comfortably is not, says Pete Hykin....

Alicia Navarro: Email apnoea is destroying your productivity

Alicia Navarro: Email apnoea is destroying your productivity

You’ve sat down at your desk to start your day. You open up your email, your Slack, your WhatsApp, and you start reading and responding. Have you noticed what’s happened to your breathing? You probably have no idea because you’re focused on an overload of incoming...

Seth Kramer: Achieving success within a global HR role

Seth Kramer: Achieving success within a global HR role

Working through the pandemic has changed many things, but it emphasised just how important global thinking has become. Faced with potential disaster on a worldwide scale, organisations have had to navigate unprecedented market disruption and HR teams across the world...

David Garfinkel: Employee activism and the leader’s response

David Garfinkel: Employee activism and the leader’s response

In a world where people are surrounded by what they see as political inaction, the demands they have of their employers are changing. They expect CEOs to act as politicians. And they’re not afraid to hold their employers to account for failing to meet those...

Fiona Hamor: Entering the post-furlough workplace

Fiona Hamor: Entering the post-furlough workplace

Before March last year, ‘furlough’ was a word buried in the dictionary and was scarcely used in a modern day employment or HR context outside of the United States. Look it up and it’s more commonly referred to as “a leave of absence, especially that granted to a...

Matt Jenkins: How the workforce must adapt post-pandemic

Matt Jenkins: How the workforce must adapt post-pandemic

The global pandemic has transformed the way many businesses operate. There have been companies that have thrived, those that have struggled, and unfortunately many that have folded. We still find ourselves in a period where vaccination rates and COVID cases dominate...

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