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Further details of the Job Retention Bonus announced

Further details of how jobs will be protected through the government’s new Job Retention Bonus have been unveiled by HMRC. The bonus – announced by Chancellor Rishi Sunak as part of his Plan for Jobs last month – will see busine...


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Chancellor urged to protect jobs of workers shielding from COVID-19

Workers who have been shielding will be put in an “impossible position” now that restrictions have been eased, a coalition of charities has said in an open letter to the Chancellor. The letter to Rishi Sunak, signed by 15 charities in...


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Business leaders commit to reporting on black inclusion in the workplace

A number of leaders in UK business have signed an open letter that commits them to reporting annually on the sustainable and long-term actions they are taking to address black inclusion in the workplace.  The letter backs up words of solidar...


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Women told to dress ‘sexier’ for video meetings

Bosses are telling female staff to dress ‘sexier’ and wear make-up for video calls, new research has found. Over 35% of UK women have experienced at least one sexist workplace demand since the lockdown started in March. It was ho...


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Track and Trace – don’t forget data protection

In taking the necessary steps to reopen your business and remain open, it’s important to not trip over the avoidable hurdle of the GDPR. The government has made clear that businesses in the hospitality, leisure and tourism industr...


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Should all employees have the right to bereavement leave and pay?

In response to the ongoing impact of the coronavirus pandemic, professional body for HR and people development, the CIPD is calling on the government to introduce the right to bereavement leave and pay to all employees experiencing a close family ...