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Government launches IR35 review

As previously reported, the government has launched a review of changes to off-payroll working rules to address any concerns from businesses and affected individuals about how they will be implemented. The Whitehall review will determine if any f...


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Non-smoking employees win four-day holiday bonus

In a move to incentivise employees to give up smoking, a UK employer has hit the headlines by offering non-smokers an extra four days’ holiday than their smoking colleagues. Speaking to the Daily Mail, Don Bryden, Managing Director of KCJ T...


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Retailer fined for data security failure

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined DSG Retail Limited (DSG) £500,000 after a ‘point of sale’ computer system was compromised as a result of a cyber-attack, affecting at least 14 million people. An ICO in...


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Stronger enforcement needed as minimum wage underpayment grows

Stronger enforcement of the minimum wage is needed as underpayment is rising, and fines for those underpaying are too low, according to new research published by the Resolution Foundation. Under the wage floor says that the huge success of the UK...


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World faces 100-year wait for gender parity

The time it will take to close the gender gap narrowed to 99.5 years in 2019. While an improvement on 2018 – when the gap was calculated to take 108 years to close – it still means parity between men and women across health, education,...


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UK Government announces rise in minimum wage

Low-paid workers will receive a 6.2% pay rise with a new National Living Wage (NLW) of £8.72 per hour, the biggest cash increase ever, the government has announced. Nearly three million workers are set to benefit from the increases to the N...