Was this a good budget for HR are departments?

Was this a good budget for HR are departments?

The Chancellor’s Budget yesterday managed to steer clear of any drama that may imperil the Prime Minister or the upcoming EU referendum. However, there were some morsels in the Chancellor’s speech that were of interest to HR departments. From changes to national insurance contributions to encouraging ‘younger savers’ and rate relief for UK PLCs, there were a number of policy alterations announced that will have to be implemented by HR departments once they are brought into force by government. If you need some background before pushing the ‘vote’ button, you can check out a list of the Chancellor’s announcements here. So, what do you think? Was the Chancellor’s budget a good one for HR?

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Robert joined the HRreview editorial team in October 2015. After graduating from the University of Salford in 2009 with a BA in Politics, Robert has spent several years working in print and online journalism in Manchester and London. In the past he has been part of editorial teams at Flux Magazine, Mondo*Arc Magazine and The Marine Professional.