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New guide launched to help firms report ethnicity pay gap
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

New guide launched to help firms report ethnicity pay gap

CIPD: ‘While it’s positive to see some organisations voluntarily report their ethnicity pay, it’s clear that progress is slow and reporting is very inconsistent’.

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Making Tax Digital for income tax delayed until 2024
Sophie Tyler
By: Sophie Tyler

Making Tax Digital for income tax delayed until 2024

Lucy Frazer, Financial Secretary to the Treasury: ‘We recognise that, as we emerge from the pandemic, it’s critical that everyone has enough time to prepare for the change, which is why we’re giving people an extra year to do so’.

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Nearly half of UK workers would not tell their employer about a health issue
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

Nearly half of UK workers would not tell their employer about a health issue

Benenden Health: ‘It is disappointing that so many people still feel they can’t speak to their employers about their wellbeing’.

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Recruiters say labour shortages are biggest concern for the rest of 2021
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

Recruiters say labour shortages are biggest concern for the rest of 2021

REC: ‘Vacancy numbers are far higher than pre-pandemic, and it is taking much longer to fill them. This is putting the recovery at risk by putting capacity constraints on the economy’.

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Hiring activity continues to rise
Sophie Tyler
By: Sophie Tyler

Hiring activity continues to rise

REC: ‘Switching the entire economy on over the summer has created a unique demand spike, and a short-term crisis’.

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Many UK businesses don’t have protected backups should a cyber attack occur
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

Many UK businesses don’t have protected backups should a cyber attack occur

Osirium: ‘Online backups are at significant risk. A multi-layered approach to managing these systems is needed’.

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Employers should look to long-term strategies to overcome skills shortages
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

Employers should look to long-term strategies to overcome skills shortages

Guidant Global: ‘Decision makers would be wise to direct time and resources into building a robust long-term talent attraction strategy rather than trying to buy their way out of their predicament’.

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Tax hikes another blow for limited company contractors
Sophie Tyler
By: Sophie Tyler

Tax hikes another blow for limited company contractors

IPSE: ‘After the financial damage of the pandemic, exclusion from support and the changes to IR35 taxation, this new tax hike on dividends will make it almost impossible for freelancers to continue to work through a limited company’.

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