Tag: Gordon Brown

Coalition government brings pension reforms

The policy agreement published by the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats contains a number of pension reforms that older workers should be aware of. Towers Watson says the commitment to review the State Pension Age is more...

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Cameron/Clegg deal will impact on employers

Yesterday saw the dawn of a new Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition government. Among the issues that have already emerged from the negotiations between the parties, there are a number that may impact on employment...

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FSB wants answers from final TV debate

As the leaders of the three main political parties join for the final of the groundbreaking televised debates on Thursday 29 April, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has raised key arguments which it believes are vital to...

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The Conservative Manifesto – impact for recruiters

In an effort to keep you abreast of the election issues, HRreview puts the spot light on the Tories’ pledges and the impact on recruitment: Economy and tax: •Abolish the rise in National Insurance Payments for anyone...

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Power to public sector workers, says Osbourne

Shadow Chancellor George Osborne has announced plans to give public sector workers the right to form employee owned co-operatives to take over the services they deliver. This will empower millions of public sector workers to...

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Recession over, but growth remains weak

The UK economy has finally come out of recession, following growth of 0.1 per cent in the last three months of 2009, but Gordon Brown has admitted the start of recovery has taken longer than it should have. Speaking to...

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Gordon Brown addresses CBI conference

The prime minister has addressed attendees of the ongoing Confederation of British Industry (CBI) conference and told them the government hoped to release the “entrepreneurial, innovative and dynamic” employees....

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