Tags: policy

Suzie Barrett: People Power – why you need to look after your staff

A PR agency’s key asset is the brains of its employees so we are in the business of managing brains, says Suzie Barrett a partner, and head of HR, at Third City, an award winning PR agency. companies claim that ‘people are their biggest asset’ – but at Third City, this is indisputable. The quality…

Government considering simplifying deductions from termination payments

The government is to look at simplifying deductions from termination payments in response to a recent consultation. Last year, the Office of Tax Simplification concluded that the current tax system for termination payments was complex, unfair and increased the likelihood of tax avoidance. Errors or disagreements with HMRC occur easily and mistakes are expensive. Currently non-contractual termination payments (such as for redundancy) are not liable for NICs and are tax free below £30,000, but contractual ones are fully subject to income tax and NICs.

Centrally-led growth policy holding back cities outside London

Cities outside of London and the South East are at risk of being left behind by the economic recovery unless the government adopts a less centralised growth and innovation policy. This is according to a report published by The Work Foundation. With the economic development of cities crucial to our recovery, the report calls on…

Religious discrimination leaves room for adjustment

There are many different approaches to handling displays of belief within the workplace. Employers and employees could gain a great deal from adopting new ways of managing the way in which beliefs are expressed at work. HR professionals are understandably wary of managers using their own discretion when dealing with the outward signs of employees’…