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Research exposes “significant issues” with workplace mental health first aid implementation

Earlier in November a call was made to Theresa May by some of Britain’s leading business leaders to act on a pledge to make mental health first aid mandatory in all workplaces. More than 50 chief executives, from banking, retail, education ...


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Much to do about management of sexual harassment at work

New research from workplace experts ACAS on sexual harassment has revealed that only one in four workers agree that international media coverage has helped to improve their workplace culture. ACAS commissioned the study from YouGov to find out wh...


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‘Off-payroll’ rules for private sector delayed, but still protested

IR35 rules governing ‘off-payroll’ working will now be extended to the private sector from April 2020, the chancellor announced in his budget, which will affect businesses in how they pay contractors and freelance workers. The IR35 re...


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PM tackles barriers facing ethnic minorities in the workplace

A series of measures to tackle ethnic disparities in the workplace has been announced by Prime Minister Theresa May – exactly one year after the government published the findings of a world-first Race Disparity Audit on how people of differe...


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Gender pay gap determines women’s choice of employer

Nearly two-thirds (61%) of women would take an organisation's gender pay gap into consideration when applying for a job, a new survey from the Equality and Human Rights Commission reveals. The poll, commissioned to understand the impact of the ge...


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UK first: Parents who lose a child entitled to bereavement leave

A new workplace right to paid leave for bereaved parents has been officially enshrined in law  (13 September) as the Parental Leave and Pay Bill achieves Royal Assent. The first law of its kind in the UK will support those affected by the tr...