Employees

Long-term sick leave rules could hamper recruitment

Rulings handed down by the European Court of Justice on long-term sick leave are making it more difficult for smaller employers to take on staff.

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Recession takes its toll of training budgets

The economic downturn has had a significant impact on the funds invested by businesses in training.

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Huge numbers failing to save for retirement

Almost two out of three private sector employees are not saving for a pension, official figures have revealed.

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Reversing NIC increase would boost tax receipts, says IoD

The Institute of Directors (IoD) has argued that changing the decision to increase national insurance contributions would generate higher tax receipts in the longer run.

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Sharp increase in number of jobs

The labour market is enjoying a rapid rate of expansion, a new survey has revealed.

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Threat of double-dip recession fades

The UK economy seems to have sidestepped the dangers of a double-dip recession but still faces many risks, a new study has claimed.

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Employees get right to ask for training

As from 6 April, many employees have the right to ask their employers for time to train.

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Fit notes in major overhaul of sick leave system

Employees who are off work sick for more than seven days, as from 6 April, are to be issued with ‘fit notes’ rather than sick notes by their GPs.

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Pension tax relief measures will add to employer costs

The government’s decision to go ahead with plans to impose restrictions on pensions tax relief for higher earners will create administrative burdens for employers, it has been argued.

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Employment tribunals get extra powers

Employees who are awarded tribunal claims against employers will soon be given additional powers for securing their money.

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