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    UK employers will need to do more to meet the challenges of a working population

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    The UK Government’s social care reforms discussed in the Autumn Budget will still fall short of filling the gap to cover costs for necessary social care, according to Aon. In raising £12 billion a year by increasing national insurance by 1.25 percentage points from employers and employees, the UK Government intends to address both the NHS backlog […]

    Warnings given on long-term impacts of Covid on UK employment

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    With the furlough scheme coming to an end in September Renovo‘s MD Chris Parker is warning of five hidden impacts of the pandemic that could have a much longer-term impact on the UK employment market. “Last year, the pandemic created a very sharp impact on the job market, which was incredibly difficult for employees and […]

    Employers still struggling with post-Brexit Immigration rules – Study

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    Less than a third of employers are comfortable with the new UK immigration rules post-Brexit, according to recent research from background screening and identity services company Sterling. In an online poll, Sterling found that only 23% of UK businesses were comfortable with the new regulations, with over a third (35%) stating they weren’t comfortable at […]

    13 million ‘inadequately managed’ while working remotely during pandemic

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    New research from Office Furniture Online has found that three in four UK employees who have worked from home for the majority of the last 12 months (77%) experienced some sort of managerial problem. Meanwhile, over a quarter (26%) of people feel as though their mental health hasn’t been considered while working from home. The […]

    32% of UK employees looking for new employer post-pandemic

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    Research from Workday suggests a seismic shift in talent looms as the pandemic has changed career priorities for many employees, with a staggering 32% of UK respondents saying they’ll be looking for a new employer after the pandemic. The initial findings of its European Survey “The Employee Outlook: Understanding Employee Sentiment and Priorities Across Europe” […]

    Employers ‘could face more tribunals’ when the furlough scheme ends

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    Experts have warned of an increased risk of litigation, as the number of redundancies are expected to rise when the furlough scheme ends in September. Outplacement specialist Renovo has called on businesses to be mindful of how they conduct the redundancy process and to provide support for those made redundant quickly, in order to decrease […]

    Supporting employees in a Covid-conscious world

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    In the working world alone, Covid has changed almost every aspect of our lives, from how we interact with others, to what constitutes the workplace. The pandemic has changed our attitudes and forced even the young to realise their mortality. Towergate Health & Protection explains how employers need to respond to these changes and adapt […]

    Almost a quarter of business owners have employed relatives in recent months

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    Almost a quarter of business owners have employed relatives in recent months – sparking a revival of traditional family businesses. The study of 500 small business owners found that of the 23 per cent who took on a family member, 46 per cent hired their partner, while 55 per cent recruited a sibling. And one in […]

    Business owners have been forced into hiring someone who wasn’t right for a role – because of where they are based

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    A study of 500 people running SMEs found 84 per cent feel they have been left with no choice but to give someone a job, despite them not being a perfect fit. More than half (58 per cent) blamed this on their business’s location restricting the pool of applicants. And 66 per cent said it was […]

    Towergate Health & Protection launches winter survival checklist 

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    Clocks change Sunday 25th October and for many this could be a depressing time. From dark evenings to the pressure of working from home, employees need support to help improve their health and wellbeing. To help with the isolation this winter, Towergate Health & Protection has launched a survival checklist for SMEs to support employees […]