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  • 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.

  • How does the Government plan to cap public-sector exit payments?

    Date:
    27 July 2020

    The Government has published its response to the April 2019 consultation on capping public-sector exit payments at £95,000. We look at the detail of the proposals and how they could affect redundancies and reorganisations in the public sector.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Whistleblowing in the NHS

    Date:
    14 March 2019

    Consultant editor Darren Newman considers whistleblowing in the NHS, focusing on the public interest test and the danger of working on the basis that an allegation is malicious.

  • What do workforce equality standards mean for NHS employers?

    Date:
    25 February 2019

    Equality is high on the agenda of most NHS employers. As well as being subject to the gender pay gap reporting regime, NHS employers are required to comply with an equality standard in relation to race, and from April 2019 will be required to comply with a standard on disability. Nicky Green from law firm Capsticks explores what the standards mean for NHS employers.

  • Trauma and stress: Supporting workers' families

    Date:
    19 February 2019

    We explore the potential impact of workers' exposure to traumatic events and other stressful environments on their families and look at some of the measures that employers can take to support those families.

  • The public sector apprenticeship target

    Date:
    8 August 2017

    This article looks at the public sector apprenticeship target, which applies to certain public bodies in England.

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