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Spring Statement 2019: what you need to know

The UK economy continues to grow, with wages increasing and unemployment at historic lows, providing a solid foundation on which to build Britain’s economic future, the Chancellor said in his Spring Statement. With borrowing and debt both f...


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Noise at work impacting employee performance

Noise in the workplace is having a negative impact on the wellbeing of employees and impacting significantly on their productivity, according to a major new survey. In a survey of 1,000 UK-based office workers, 65% reported that noise in the work...


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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...