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Firms warned to be responsible when transferring client data

The current economic climate is changing the way many firms operate, causing some to leave the market or merge with other firms. When this happens, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is warning, firms must make sure they lawfully process and tr...


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Dementia in the workplace – considerations for employers

Dementia is often thought of as something that affects people who have retired, but with the state pension age rising and the default retirement age a thing of the past, people will increasingly experience the first symptoms of dementia while at w...


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Real Living Wage increases as cost of living goes up

Over 250,000 people working for almost 7,000 real Living Wage Employers throughout the country are set for a pay boost as the new Living Wage rates rise to £9.50 across the UK (20p increase), and £10.85 in Lond...


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Investigation finds no unlawful acts of pay discrimination at the BBC

An investigation by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) into historical issues of equal pay at the BBC has found no unlawful acts of pay discrimination, but has recommended improvements to increase transparency and rebuild trust with w...


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Judgment rules that gig workers must be granted health and safety rights

The High Court has ruled in favour of the Independent Workers’ Union of Great Britain (IWGB) that the UK government has failed to transpose important EU health and safety protections into UK law. In a detailed judgment, Mr Justice Chamberla...


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Charity calls for statutory paid bereavement leave

Charity Sue Ryder is calling on the government to introduce two weeks’ statutory paid bereavement leave for all UK employees for the loss of close relative or partner, after research shows workplace grief costs the UK economy &poun...