New arrangements announced for criminal record and safeguarding checks

New arrangements announced for criminal record and safeguarding checks The Home Office has announced changes to the Vetting and Barring Scheme in England and Wales which are proposed as part of the Freedom Bill 2012. This legislation is intended to become law this Spring.
25 January 2012

Pensions auto-enrolment comes into force

Pensions auto-enrolment comes into force From 1 October 2012, large employers with more than 120,000 staff begin automatically enrolling all eligible staff into pension schemes. Smaller organisations will be phased in over the next four years.
25 January 2012

Contracting out in pension schemes abolished

Contracting out in pension schemes abolished From 6 April 2012, individuals who have contracted out of contributing to additional State Pension will be automatically brought back into contributing to the additional State Pension.
25 January 2012

Increase to right to request parental leave postponed

Increase to right to request parental leave postponed The government has postponed the extension of unpaid parental leave until 2013. This was due to implemented by March 2012.
25 January 2012

HRBird launches free pay and salary benchmarking tool for employers

HRBird launches free pay and salary benchmarking tool for employers HRBird is proud to announce the launch of its new pay and salary benchmarking tool. With a simple search, you can find salaries paid for job vacancies in your area and download the data for free.
21 January 2012

Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrated as bank holiday

Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrated as bank holiday The government has announced that there will be an extra bank holiday on Tuesday 5 June 2012 for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
15 January 2012

Statutory redundancy pay increases

Statutory redundancy pay increases The Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) has announced that statutory redundancy pay will rise from 1 February 2012.
15 January 2012
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