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Unite calls for an urgent review of ‘payment by results’ after charity collapses

The shock collapse of the UK’s leading drug and alcohol charity, Lifeline, which was heavily reliant on income from public sector contracts, should set alarm bells ringing, Unite, Britain’s biggest union, has warned, as it calls for an urgent review of the government’s payment-by-results (PBR) commissioning model for procuring pubic services.

Contributor: Siobhan Endean | Published: 5 June 2017

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Consumers increasingly socially-conscious

Increasingly socially-conscious consumers are abandoning brands they do not feel have positive values or behaviours, a study has shown.

Contributor: Pauline Robson | Published: 24 May 2017

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Business milestones that mean the most

A new survey sees UK business owners sharing what they care about most when it comes to company milestones. Comment from Kris Bolton, Partner at Current Capital.

Contributor: Kris Bolton | Published: 7 May 2017

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Who will be 2017’s ‘Top Employers for Working Families’?

Working Families launches its annual search for the leaders of the pack in flexible and agile workplaces. Top-scoring benchmark entrants will be announced as the Top Employers for Working Families 2017. Comment from Kirstie Axtens, Head of Employer Services at Working Families.

Contributor: Kirstie Axtens | Published: 5 May 2017

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Disguised employment crackdown – who will be caught?

From BBC and Channel 4 TV stars to language therapists and locum doctors - the crackdown on disguised employment across the public sector comes into force next month. Chris Blundell, Employment Tax Partner at MHA MacIntyre Hudson, outlines who will be caught:

Contributor: Chris Blundell | Published: 25 March 2017

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Workers care more about others when jobs are at risk

Those enduring change in organisations where jobs are under threat are concerned as much about others as they are of themselves, according to a new study from a team of researchers at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM). Comment from Gabriele Jacobs, who was part of the research team.

Contributor: Gabriele Jacobs | Published: 22 March 2017

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European employees “hugely optimistic” about 2017

2016 was a turbulent year politically and economically. Despite that, employees across Europe are overwhelmingly positive that their businesses will succeed in 2017. Comment from David Mills, CEO of Ricoh Europe.

Contributor: David Mills | Published: 27 February 2017