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Majority of UK women not supported by employer during menopause

Benenden Health: ‘Although our research shows that a lot of people take on the challenge of the menopause alone, it’s important to remember that this doesn’t have to be the case and it’s really important that as a society, we are able to open up the conversation to include families, friends and workplaces’.

Poor managers impact workers’ performance

CIPD: ‘Employers need to think carefully about how they recruit and develop managers at all levels to ensure they are equipped with the people management skills needed to manage people effectively’.

Hundreds of thousands of SMEs trapped in energy bill contracts

FSB: ‘Many small businesses agreed to lock in energy contracts last year to ensure they qualified for the maximum level of Government support. Now, with that support largely disappearing, they are once again faced with massive energy bill hikes as rates go back to pre-Energy Bill Relief Scheme level’.

Small business confidence sees strong recovery

FSB: ‘Our latest Small Business Index data shows that small firms may be about to turn the corner and rebound after the pandemic and the energy crisis, with confidence recovering alongside improved optimism for Q2’.

HMRC launch IR35 offset consultation

APSCo: ‘We welcome the confirmation that HMRC are consulting on introducing an offset mechanism into Off Payroll to prevent double taxation. However, we remain firm in our belief that even with this offset, the rules as they are currently written are not fit for purpose in the modern world of work’.

Half of workers want more from their workplace

Claremont: ‘In recent years, the very essence of how, when and where we work has changed and the office has taken on a new role. It’s no longer the everyday place for work and so it must work much harder to make itself relevant and inviting’.

Employees commanding better pay

Robert Half: ‘The challenge for employers will be finding the right balance of financial and non-financial incentives to ensure unrealistic pay rises don’t have a detrimental impact on the bottom line’.

Younger generations less likely to choose remote-based jobs

Unispace: ‘The debate around the return to the office and the apparent struggle between staff and business leaders is a top news item at the moment, however, it is often overlooked that employees do still value the workplace’.