Employees

New fit note scheme could save businesses millions

The introduction this April of the ‘fit note’ scheme could save UK businesses £240 million over the next decade, the government has claimed.

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Campaign to alert fathers to paternity rights

The government is to run a leaflet and poster campaign in order to raise awareness among working fathers of their paternity entitlements.

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New job creation could be squeezed by spare capacity

New jobs may be at a premium during the early stages of the recovery as the
majority of firms are still running below capacity.

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Flexible working means 'healthier' employees

Employees who work flexible hours enjoy better physical and mental health, it has been claimed.

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Employers get reminder of move to online filing

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is sending out letters to employers over the next few weeks alerting them to significant changes to the way that employer annual returns are to be filed.

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Flexible working 'not always' to employers’ advantage

The Institute of Directors (IoD) has said that the introduction of flexible working patterns doesn’t invariably work to the benefit of employers.

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Dip in dividends poses threat to pensions

Dividend payments by UK companies fell by £10 billion in 2009, it has been reported.

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Pay likely to remain under pressure

Salary freezes seem set to be a feature of the coming year, new research has suggested.

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Government training scheme 'helped' during the recession

The government’s Train to Gain scheme, which is designed to help employers upgrade skill levels in their workforces, has been praised for its effectiveness in a new survey.

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New limits on employment rights awards announced

The government has published details of the latest awards and payments that may be made in certain employment rights cases.

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