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New pension scheme "could deliver improved returns for millions"

Millions of workers could eventually benefit from better retirement savings when a new type of pension scheme is introduced to the market, under pioneering proposals rubber-stamped by the Work and Pensions Secretary. Amber Rudd backed plans for t...


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‘Myopic’ IR35 extension will ‘hamstring’ UK businesses, says IPSE

The government’s decision to push ahead with the extension of IR35 into the private sector will do serious harm to freelancers, the businesses that use them and the wider economy, IPSE – the association of Independent Professionals and...


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Workplace Law issues legal update on FM outsourcing

Workplace Law, the employee relations division of International Workplace, has issued a white paper on the employment law aspects of outsourcing, in the wake of a high-profile judgment this week that will give some comfort to employers in the faci...


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“Joint employer status” rejected

In a long-standing case involving outsourced workers, the High Court has rejected the argument that outsourced workers should be entitled to negotiate over pay rates and job terms with both their employer and the employer's client. The Independen...


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Make bosses liable for sexual harassment against staff, says UNISON

Employers who fail to tackle members of the public who grope and subject female staff to lewd jokes should be held to account, UNISON has said. A motion debated at UNISON’s annual women’s conference in Bournemouth is seeking better pr...


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Construction workers must be awarded death benefits, says union

Unite, the construction union, is launching a campaign to ensure that all workers in the industry, regardless of their employment status or where their employer sits in the supply chain, are provided with death benefits, following the recent fatal...