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Chancellor asked to think again on IR35 changes

The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and leaders from 14 of the UK's top recruitment firms have written to the Chancellor expressing concerns about the planned changes to IR35 rules. The letter calls for a delay of the legislation un...


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69% of managers’ work will be automated by 2024

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and emerging technologies such as virtual personal assistants and chatbots are rapidly making headway into the workplace. By 2024, Gartner, Inc. predicts that these technologies will replace almost 69% of the manager&r...


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“Jack’s law” to introduce two weeks’ leave for bereaved parents

Parents who lose a child will receive two weeks' paid bereavement leave under new government rules that will come into force in April. Known as Jack's Law, in memory of Jack Herd, whose mother Lucy has campaigned for reform since he drowned aged ...


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Women need to be recognised in workplace health and safety, says report

Men and women’s different working conditions and treatment by society can affect the risks both genders face at work, as well as how to assess and control these risks, according to a new resource published by the International Union of Food,...


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Do your employees take a lunch break?

Everyone in the office has their own lunchtime routine. Whether it’s running errands, catching up on TV, hitting the gym or meeting up with friends, lunchtime is a time for taking a valuable break from the streams of meetings, reports, and c...


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EU Withdrawal Bill – ELA highlights potential impact of uncertainty on UK workplaces

Recently proposed amendments to the EU Withdrawal Bill impacting established case law are likely to create substantial, and long-lasting, uncertainty for UK workplaces, the Employment Lawyers Association (ELA) has said. The Association has ex...