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Aug
04
2010

Output VAT payable by employers with retail voucher salary-sacrifice schemes

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that output VAT must be paid on retail vouchers given to staff under salary sacrifice schemes, which allow employees to elect to..

Jul
30
2010

Consultation on upskilling the workforce

On 22 July 2010, the Department of Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) launched a consultation paper, "Skills for Sustainable Growth". The consultation outlines seeks views on proposals for addressing the..

Jul
15
2010

Putting the final salary pension scheme out to pasture...

According to the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) the collective deficit of UK final-salary pension schemes widened in June. Not surprising given the extremely challenging times we are in. The downward trend..

Jun
28
2010

Immigration cuts on the way

The Home Secretary, Theresa May, today gave details of the Conservative Party`s manifesto pledge to cap non-EU immigration. A temporary cap will be implemented straight away pending the introduction of the..

Jun
25
2010

Comply with National Minimum Wage requirements, or else!

Thirteen room attendants working at a five-star London hotel , operated by Park Plaza Hotels, have won back pay and compensation after following an investigation undertaken by the BBC programme..

Jun
18
2010

Experiencing a shortage of skills? Then look within.

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development has found in its latest survey that over 2 thirds (68%) of organisations have experienced recruitment difficulties.   The Resourcing and Talent Planning survey..

Jun
17
2010

‘Draconian` child abuse vetting scheme cancelled

The shocking murders of Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman by school caretaker Ian Huntley in Soham in 2002 brought into public focus how people who work or volunteer with children..

Jun
10
2010

Employees ignorant of their contractual rights?

Which? Legal Service surveyed 4,000 members of the British public, asking whether they had read their contracts of employment. Shockingly, 26% said they had only skim read their contracts, while..

May
28
2010

Inflation yet to affect pay increases

Despite inflation hitting a 19 year high of 5.3% last month, it is yet to affect the rate of pay increases, which remain at an average of 1% for the..

May
12
2010

Tough task facing the new Government re unemployment

The number of people unemployed in the UK rose by 53,000 to 2.51 million during the three months to March, official figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have..



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