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Furloughing employees with effect from 1 July: rules and regulations

When the Coronavirus lockdown first hit, the UK government introduced the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) – a process for businesses to furlough employees. The CJRS is now significantly revised with changes taking effect fr...


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Employers given 30-day window to confess to furlough fraud

Plans have been announced to give employers a 30-day window to confess to furlough fraud after concerns that the system is being abused. The government plans to introduce legislation giving powers to impose penalties and to pursue directors of ins...


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Manager awarded £36,000 as job was too boring

Do your employees ever complain of boredom? Have you had to leave a job because it was so tedious? It can happen. A French man has been awarded a £36,000 payout after his job was deemed so boring it led to mental health problems. Frederic ...


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Review into helping employers support domestic abuse survivors launched

The availability of flexible working, unplanned leave and other employment needs will be examined in a new review of how employers and government could better support domestic abuse survivors at work. The review, launched by Business Minister Pau...


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Ethnicity pay gap reporting to be debated in parliament

A petition calling for mandatory ethnicity pay gap reporting for UK businesses that have 250 or more employees has received over 100,000 signatures. The petition was launched in March, before the death of George Floyd, but the protests that ensue...


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Two in three businesses have no clear employee training plans

New research from CIPD and Accenture shows firms must accelerate the move to digital learning experiences as the workplace goes virtual. Currently, only one in three (29%) organisations claim to have clear learning and development (L&D) plans ...