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No entry for migrants unless they earn enough ‘points’

EU migrants will need to earn at least £23,000 before they can enter the UK for work, as well as speak English, under plans agreed by the new Cabinet for a points-based immigration system. The system is aimed at reducing the number of low-sk...


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Spot checks on large employers to protect pension savers

Compliance spot checks are being carried out by The Pensions Regulator (TPR) on some of the UK’s largest employers to ensure thousands of staff continue to receive the pensions they are due. TPR is inspecting a number of large employers who...


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New guidance on non-disclosure agreements

In recent years a lot of publicity has surrounded the use of non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) in cases that involve workplace sexual harassment or discrimination. These concerns have raised questions around the general use of NDAs at work. In res...


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More time given to businesses to prepare for IR35 changes

As part of a review into changes to the operation of the off-payroll working rules (IR35), HMRC has made an announcement to give business more time to prepare. Changes to the operation of the rules will only apply to payments made for services pr...


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First ever LGBT apprenticeships guide launched

Unionlearn, the learning and skills organisation of the TUC, has launched the first ever lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) inclusive guide to apprenticeships. The new guide, published during LGBT History Month and National Apprenticeship We...


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Businesses can play an active role in reducing numbers who drive to work

According to research carried out by Venson Automotive Solutions: 42% of business car drivers would actively consider ridesharing; Even more would change their opinion on ridesharing if their employer reserved priority car-parking spaces for r...