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‘Off-payroll’ rules for private sector delayed, but still protested

IR35 rules governing ‘off-payroll’ working will now be extended to the private sector from April 2020, the chancellor announced in his budget, which will affect businesses in how they pay contractors and freelance workers. The IR35 re...


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Further changes to the apprenticeship levy to support employers

From April 2019, large businesses will be able to invest up to 25% of their apprenticeship levy to support apprentices in their supply chain, the Budget 2018 announced. Some employers will pay half of what they currently pay for apprenticeship tr...


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Uber drivers “£18,000 out of pocket”

Thousands of drivers are struggling to pay their rent and feed their families as Uber’s Court of Appeal hearing takes place. Two years on from GMB’s historic win against Uber, each driver is estimated to be an average of £...


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PM tackles barriers facing ethnic minorities in the workplace

A series of measures to tackle ethnic disparities in the workplace has been announced by Prime Minister Theresa May – exactly one year after the government published the findings of a world-first Race Disparity Audit on how people of differe...


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Home Office tells business: open up on modern slavery or face further action

The Home Office is writing directly to chief executives of 17,000 businesses, telling them to open up about modern slavery in their supply chains, or risk being named as in breach of the law. Businesses with a turnover of more than £36m mus...


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Gender pay gap determines women’s choice of employer

Nearly two-thirds (61%) of women would take an organisation's gender pay gap into consideration when applying for a job, a new survey from the Equality and Human Rights Commission reveals. The poll, commissioned to understand the impact of the ge...