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Why is people data still missing from corporate reports

New research highlights that many FTSE 100 firms are failing to share important workforce data in their annual reports. The CIPD is calling for improved reporting and transparency from Britain’s biggest businesses, warning that failure to capture and disclose key workforce data is keeping investors, employees and other parties in the dark on key business indicators.

Contributor: Edward Houghton | Published: 31 July 2018

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Frank Field report: Don’t regulate the platform economy into oblivion

Parliament should attempt to improve conditions for vulnerable self-employed workers, but it must not regulate the platform economy out of existence in doing so, IPSE (the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed) has warned.

Contributor: Andy Chamberlain | Published: 30 July 2018

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Ethical approach to pay “gains momentum”

Predictions for a change in shape of the pay and reward landscape – with good news on the horizon for more employees due to the push in closing the gender gap. With gender pay reporting well underway and proposed measures to scrutinise executive salaries, the push to promote an ethical approach to rewarding staff is gaining momentum.

Contributor: Tim Kellett | Published: 28 July 2018

culture

Recruitment discrimination has to be “consigned to the past”

The boss of a temporary recruitment company has welcomed the findings of a Government report into age discrimination in the workplace. The report said the talents of more than a million people aged over 50 who want to work were being wasted because of “discrimination, bias and outdated employment practices”.

Contributor: Lorna Davidson | Published: 27 July 2018

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Government launches second consultation on banning pensions cold-calling

“It’s time to send a clear message to pension scammers that this will not be tolerated, so the sooner this ban is implemented the better. However once the ban is in place, employees will still need to be alert as it’s not going to stop all fraudsters". To help with this, here are some top tips on how employees can avoid losing their pension to scams and fraudsters. 

Contributor: Jonathan Watts-Lay | Published: 26 July 2018

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HMRC Secret Bank Account Access Proposal Condemned

Proposal to Allow HMRC to Access Taxpayers Bank Accounts in Secret Criticised as Unreasonable. One of the UK's leading tax specialists today condemned the proposal that HMRC should be allowed to have secret access to taxpayers' bank accounts, in a range of new measures being suggested to crackdown on tax evasion.

Contributor: David Redfern | Published: 25 July 2018

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Business confidence strong, job vacancies soaring

Despite June marking another year since the Brexit vote, businesses across the UK have remained confident in their hiring efforts over the last 12 months, with job vacancies rising by 11.6 percent in Q2 2018. That’s according to the latest job market data from CV-Library, the UK’s leading independent job site.

Contributor: Lee Biggins | Published: 24 July 2018

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Over a third of graduates have regrets about their degree

As an influx of graduates receive their degrees this month, new research from CV Library, the UK’s leading independent job site, reveals that over a third (34.7 percent) of graduates actually have regrets about their degree. What’s more, over half (53.9 percent) say that their current job isn’t even related to their chosen subject.

Contributor: Lee Biggins | Published: 23 July 2018

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Luton airport workers on zero hours “fight for dignity” says union

Workers responsible for helping disabled passengers at Luton Airport are in a battle with their employer Clece Care services which stands accused of exploiting its own workforce while providing services to people with restricted mobility. The workers are due to take 48 hour strike action between Tuesday 17 July 5.00 am to Thursday 19 July 4.59 am.

Contributor: Jeff Hodge | Published: 22 July 2018