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Nov 30
GOV.UK umbrella company guidance for employment businesses and workers

HMRC, Department for Business and Trade and HM Treasury recognise the harm umbrella company non-compliance causes to workers, legitimate businesses, and the tax system and that is why government recently consulted on potential approaches to bringing umbrella companies within the scope of government regulation and options to tackle tax non-compliance in the sector.   While […]

Nov 22
REC Response to Autumn Statement 2023

Commenting on today’s Autumn Statement 2023, Neil Carberry, REC Chief Executive, said: “The Chancellor has taken some significant pro-business steps today, but the downgraded growth forecasts prepared by the OBR show the scale of the challenge he faces. We need to get the UK powering on all its cylinders to really make progress. And we […]

Nov 09
REC comments on holiday pay announcement

The REC welcomes government move to simplify holiday pay calculation for irregular hours and part-year workers, which would include many agency workers. As well as simplifying calculations, the government will allow “rolled-up” holiday pay to be paid, enabling employers to include an amount for holiday pay on top of the hourly rate in regular pay […]

Nov 07
Strike laws to be passed to protect vital public services over Christmas

Press Release from Prime Minister’s Office, 10 Downing Street, The Rt Hon Steve Barclay MP, The Rt Hon Rishi Sunak MP, The Rt Hon Suella Braverman KC MP, and The Rt Hon Mark Harper MP Minimum service level regulations for rail workers, ambulance staff and border security staff will be laid in parliament to mitigate […]

Nov 07
Breaking News – The King’s Speech: NumberMill Update

For businesses, the monarch’s speech gives an early indication to the direction of travel ahead of the chancellors budget and so we present these details to you for your consideration. King Charles began by paying tribute to the remarkable legacy of service and devotion set by his mother, Queen Elizabeth. He acknowledged the significant and […]

Nov 03
The UK Extension to the Data Privacy Framework – Bridging the Gap?

The UK-US “data bridge” came into force in October. It follows a period in which transferring data to the US was prohibited under the UK GDPR without a transfer mechanism in in place. The purpose of the UK-US data bridge is to ensure that data transferred to the US will receive the same level of […]

Oct 25
REC response to ONS labour market figures, October 2023

The ONS has published its latest labour market statistics this morning. Neil Carberry, REC Chief Executive, said:  “Throughout 2023, the jobs market has been normalising after the post-pandemic boom. While vacancies are dropping, they remain above their levels of 2019. But sector demand is varying widely, and workers are facing having to make more transitions […]

Oct 11
HR departments not embracing AI, suggests REC survey

A survey has found that nine out of 10 senior HR professionals interviewed said that their respective organisations do not use artificial intelligence (AI) in their recruitment. And of these 92% of slow adapters, just three per cent of them intend to use AI in the next 12 months. A total of 167 people who […]