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Pay, productivity, ET claims and employee voice predicted to be key 2018 workplace issues

Makbool Javaid

Acas Chair, Sir Brendan Barber, has predicted that pay, productivity, tribunal claims and employee voice in boardrooms will be key workplace issues in 2018. Sir Brendan commented that: pay will be high on the agenda because of gender pay gap reporting; improving the UK’s productivity is the key challenge to delivering higher living standards; Acas’ latest stats show a 60% increase in ET claims compared to the same period the previous year; and, the FRC’s draft Corporate Governance Code includes guidance around how companies can ensure workers have a greater voice in boardrooms.

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