Tags: General election

Poll: Who do you plan to vote for in the General Election?

From immigration to employment law and workers rights, the General Election has hardly left the national headlines over the last few weeks and there are many work-related issues that could be affected. We’ve pulled together a brief summary of the election’s three front-runners here to help you compare policies on all things work-related, from zero-hour contracts…

General Election manifesto digest – a breakdown for HR professionals

With the General election only a week away, business, individuals and HR teams alike will be wondering how the next UK Government plans to respond to the changing employment landscape. We’ve pulled together a brief summary of the election’s three front-runners to help you compare policies on all things work-related, from zero-hour contracts to maternity and paternity pay.

Patrick Glencross: Employment rights and the General Election

How much will employment rights feature during the general election campaign?  While the political parties rush to put together their manifestos, Patrick Glencross of law firm Cripps reviews the employment-related pledges which are emerging from the early days of the campaign, and adds some predictions for other ideas and proposals to look out for among the daily stream of slogans and soundbites.

NAPF welcomes Ros Altmann as new Minister for Pensions

The National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) welcomed Ros Altmann as the new Minister of State (Minister for Pensions) this week as the UK reacts to Prime Minister David Cameron’s ministerial appointments following the Conservatives majority victory in last week’s General Election. The NAPF represent over 1,300 pension schemes that provide pensions for over 17 million…

General Election results: comments from the community

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…

Could Liberal Democrat policy improve workplace mental health?

As part of their manifesto for the 2015 General Election, the Liberal Democrats have recognised the inequality in mental health care, acknowledging that mental health conditions will affect one in four people in the UK throughout a lifetime and that the prevalence of such conditions costs the country as much as £100 billion each year.