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A four-day week: a solution for unemployment?

Think tank Autonomy has been looking into what a post-COVID economy could look like, with a focus on the possibility of adopting a four-day week as an alternative to an increase in unemployment. They argue that, as contributions from the governme...


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Leading organisations commit to prioritising mental health when retuning to work

The CIPD is one of 33 leading organisations that has committed to prioritising the mental health of its employees as they return to work. Joining organisations including Unilever, Barclays and Santander, the CIPD has signed an open letter to The T...


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Ethnicity pay gap – call for reporting to be mandatory

A new report from Business in the Community (BITC) entitled Race at Work: The Black Voices Report, features new analysis on the largest survey on race ever carried out. These never-before-seen figures, says BITC, are a stark de...


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New help for disabled people working from home during the pandemic

Disabled people working from home or in the workplace will benefit from extra help from an extension of the Access to Work scheme, including support for special equipment, travel costs and mental health. COVID-19 is changing the way we work and i...


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Half of UK employees admit to lying at work

Almost half (49%) of employees lie at work in order to hide mistakes (34%) and avoid getting into trouble (44%), a survey of workers has found. The survey also found many employees lied so as not to “stand out” in the office. Two in f...


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Government sets out legally-binding targets to help “build back greener”

The government has set out how it will use ambitious, legally binding targets under its landmark Environment Bill to combat environmental and climate challenges. It will introduce at least one long-term target in four priority areas (cleaner air,...