The DUP is planning to support Labour on calling for an end to the public sector pay cap in the NHS pay and against hikes in tuition fees , reports the Guardian.
Immigration takes centre stage again with the general election around the corner. We take a closer look at what each Party is proposing in their manifestos and what impact these policies may have on UK businesses.
There is no doubt that George Osborne’s national living wage, to be launched next year, is a policy with its heart in the right place. For example, more than three and a half million women, almost 30 percent of the female workforce, will receive a pay rise as a result of the legislation.
Frances O’Grady, general secretary of the TUC, is today expected to strongly criticise the government’s new measures on strike action in a keynote speech to the TUC Congress 2015 ahead of the second reading of the Trade Union Bill. The TUC have released a statement in which they state that Ms O’Grady will say that history…
Elizabeth Marshall believes that it is starting to become clear what we can expect from the Conservative Government in terms of changes to UK employment law during this Parliament.
In a survey of 226 employers, just over a quarter (27%) agreed that employers should be required to offer paid leave for employees to undertake placement duties for charities and other voluntary organisations. The majority (61%) opposed the idea, with a further 12% of employers undecided.
The government has today launched the Trade Union Bill, designed to tighten the rules on strike action by requiring a 50 percent turnout and the support of 40 percent of those eligible to vote.
Chancellor George Osborne has today presented the Summer Budget, announcing the replacement of the National Minimum Wage with a compulsory National Living Wage and the introduction of three million new apprenticeships by 2020.
David Cameron has brought forward plans for his election promise of double the amount of free childcare for working parents with children that are three and four years old.
Part 2 of comments from HR professionals about the Queen’s speech opening parliament.
The new government has promised to help working people, introducing legislation that will create new jobs and take the financial burden off the poorest citizens, Queen Elizabeth II announced in her speech today (Wednesday).
New laws have come into effect which ban employers from preventing hourly workers from seeking work from other employers.
A look at what the conservative government is proposing in the next five years regarding employment law and how this will affect workers and their families.
The Conservative Party have returned to parliament alone following last week’s general election when they gained a majority with a surprising 331 seats to Labour’s 232. The Scottish National Party (SNP) won 56 of the 59 available in Scotland, the DUP took 8 in Northern Ireland, the Liberal Democrats slipped to just 8 seats and…
A breakdown of how each party’s policy will affect HR.