Demotion during post-pandemic restructuring

Demoting employees as part of a restructuring programme may offer a more favourable alternative to redundancies, but employers need to beware of the ramifications of making such contractual changes and to ensure the process followed is lawful. Paida Dube explains

What the summer statement means for UK workers

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced the government’s plan to help the country recover from COVID-19. Many things were covered during the summer statement, however, one of the key things covered was the ‘Plan for Jobs’. But what does it actually mean for the UK workforce? And what industries are being…...

86% of UK employees want to work remotely AT LEAST once a week

The number of UK employees who would like to continue working remotely for at least one day a week has hit 86 per cent, with three-quarters revealing they feel as productive, if not more so, when working at home – according to new research.

Two thirds of furloughed workers to return by September

Two out of three people currently furloughed through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme could be back at work by the end of August, but around a tenth face redundancy, according to research from XpertHR.

A fifth of workers say genders are treated unequally on pay

As the deadline for the third year of gender pay gap reporting approaches, new figures suggest that many organisations are still failing to act on pay inequality between men and women. According to the survey of over 2,000 UK employees a fifth (19%) believe that their employer doesn’t treat genders…...

‘Vegans need their own shelf in the office fridge’

There's new advice for supporting vegans in the workplace, including having a shelf in the office fridge.