We discuss the key legislative developments affecting employers in 2017, including: gender pay gap reporting; the apprenticeship levy; public-sector exit payments and changes to statutory rates.
Practical guidance on developing a competency framework, including whether to use an off-the-shelf set of competencies or to develop competencies in-house, using job analysis tools and testing the framework before rolling out to the workforce as a whole.
The Government consults on draft legislation for the calculation and payment, as well as the reporting and recovery of overpayments of the apprenticeship levy.
Significant employment law changes are anticipated for 2017, amid the ongoing uncertainty resulting from the Brexit referendum.
Updated to include information on the importance of information-sharing mechanisms for intra-group movement of staff .
The latest research from XpertHR finds a degree of optimism about spending on learning and development in the coming year, although once again there is a significant divide between sectors.
The apprenticeship levy marks a significant change from the current system of funding apprenticeships. Our survey examines how employers expect the introduction of the levy to affect their use of apprentices.
The Government has published its final apprenticeship funding policy, which includes additional funding for young persons and apprentices from disadvantaged areas, and an extended period for large employers to use their apprenticeship funds.
We discuss the key features of the apprenticeship levy, which is due to come into force in April 2017.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to learning and development.