Author: Sophie Lewis

More trans people feel they need to hide their status at work

Totaljobs: ‘Having a situation where any employee feels that they have to hide who they are in the workplace, or even decide to leave a role as a consequence of not feeling accepted, is simply wrong’.

New Small Businesses Commissioner announced to tackle late payments

Liz Barclay, an experienced business advocate and former journalist, will be the first female Small Business Commissioner.

Half of UK contractors plan to quit sector due to IR35 reforms

IPSE: ‘The pandemic has done disproportionate financial damage to the self-employed sector: after this, it simply cannot take the added hit of the changes to IR35’.

Only half of employers have a financial wellbeing policy in place

CIPD: ‘The pandemic has, unfortunately, hit many people’s finances hard, with many losing their jobs and others seeing their income fall’.

PM’s ‘Roadmap’ plan misses out vital areas, says APSCo

APSCo: ‘The road map provides clarity for some, but there are still a number of gaps that need to be addressed swiftly’.

Data shows just how important government support schemes are for businesses

APSCo: ‘In order to provide security for firms and prevent employees, workers and the self-employed from facing a ‘cliff edge’, it’s crucial that support isn’t prematurely or suddenly withdrawn and is, instead, wound-down in a structured way’.

Employees should be encouraged to have vaccine, but should not be rushed back to work, says CIPD

CIPD: ‘The widescale vaccine rollout really is uncharted territory for employers. Many are confused as to what their role in it is, to protect their workforce, business and customers’.

1 in 4 UK workers in need of mental health support

Edenred: ‘The coming weeks are a critical period for employers who want to ensure their people and their organisations are in the best place to thrive as we emerge from lockdown’.