Commentary and analysis

All items: Sector focus

  • IR35: What does public-sector HR need to know about the April 2021 changes?

    Date:
    5 February 2021

    HR professionals in public authorities may think that the extension of IR35 reforms to the private sector in April 2021 will not affect them. However, public-sector bodies need to be aware of, and prepare for, some changes to the rules.

  • Modern slavery statement changes: What will employers have to do differently?

    Date:
    4 November 2020

    The Government has confirmed that it is going ahead with major changes to the duty on large employers to publish an annual modern slavery statement. What changes will employers have to make to the content of, and process for publishing, their statement and which additional employers will be covered?

  • Police sector: Attracting recruits from different BAME groups

    Date:
    2 October 2020

    We look at what police forces are doing to attract recruits from different black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) groups and consider if positive discrimination is necessary to increase the number of BAME police officers.

  • NHS to focus on flexible working and staff wellbeing

    Date:
    30 July 2020

    Flexible working, education and health and wellbeing are at the forefront of the new NHS People Plan, which the Government hopes will make "real and lasting change" within England's health service.

  • Coronavirus: Physical fitness and the return to work

    Date:
    28 May 2020

    With many people either working from home or furloughed for the past two months, there has been much discussion about the impact of lockdown on employees' mental health, but what about the effect on their physical health and what could this mean for the return to work?

  • Police sector: Returning to duty during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

    Date:
    19 May 2020

    We look at how the police service is bringing returners back into its workforce to help support policing needs during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

  • 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.

  • 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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