Commentary and analysis

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  • IR35: Three things public-sector HR needs to know about the April 2020 reforms

    Date:
    3 December 2019

    HR professionals in public authorities may think that the extension of IR35 reforms to the private sector in April 2020 will not affect them. However, public-sector bodies need to be aware of some proposed changes to the rules.

  • Police sector: Shift and night working

    Date:
    27 November 2019

    We look at how shift and night working operates in the police sector and some of the initiatives aimed at reducing the potential negative impact of such working patterns.

  • Apprenticeships: Challenges and opportunities for local authorities

    Date:
    12 November 2019

    We look at the challenges that local authorities face in meeting the public sector apprenticeship target, alongside the opportunities that apprenticeships can present for local government employers.

  • Preparing for the SMCR: Timeline and checklist

    Date:
    1 October 2019

    The Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SMCR) will apply to all Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) solo-regulated firms from 9 December 2019. In the second of her series of four articles, Sarah Leslie provides a checklist of the key steps that firms must take to prepare for its arrival, and the timeline.

  • Senior Managers and Certification Regime: The basics

    Date:
    1 October 2019

    The Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SMCR) will apply to all Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) solo-regulated firms from 9 December 2019. In the first in a series of four articles, Sarah Leslie sets out the key elements of the new regime, and looks at the new directory.

  • SMCR practical steps: Conduct rules, employment contracts, policies

    Date:
    1 October 2019

    In the last in her series of four articles on the extension of the Senior Manager and Certification Regime (SMCR) to all Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) solo-regulated firms, Sarah Leslie looks at what steps firms need to take in relation to the new conduct rules, employment contracts, and policies.

  • SMCR practical steps: Statements of responsibilities, fitness and propriety, regulatory references

    Date:
    1 October 2019

    In the third in her series of four articles on the extension of the Senior Manager and Certification Regime (SMCR) to all Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) solo-regulated firms, Sarah Leslie looks at what steps firms need to take in relation to statements of responsibilities, assessing fitness and propriety, and regulatory references.

  • Modern slavery statements consultation: How will employers' duties change?

    Date:
    9 August 2019

    The Government is consulting on proposed changes to the duty to publish a modern slavery and human trafficking statement. The proposals aim to improve the quality of reporting under the transparency in supply chains legislation, make it easier for people to compare organisations' reports and increase compliance with the duty.

  • Holiday pay calculation and back payments

    Date:
    8 August 2019

    Consultant editor Darren Newman looks at the latest rulings in a long line of holiday pay cases, including one with significant back-pay implications for Northern Ireland employers. He also explains why the issue of lengthy back-pay periods may not yet be completely resolved for employers in the rest of the UK.

  • Menopause support in the police sector

    Date:
    31 July 2019

    We look at how the menopause can affect women working in the police sector and some of the initiatives that are being taken to support them.

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