Policy News Journal - 2014-15

The review will be quite comprehensive. However it will not extend into the IR35 process or the Construction Industry Scheme, or the different expenses claimable by employed and self- employed people. CIPP comment The Policy Team will consider the documents concerning this review, and if appropriate will issue a survey to collect members’ views in due course.

Information Commissioner warns of data breaches

7 August 2014

The Information Commissioner has published details of some recent data breaches found in the legal profession. They have shared some practical advice emerging from these cases which is potentially of value to payroll specialists and others who also have a continuing reliance on paper records. The announcement from the Information Commissioner contains some useful practical tips for minimising the risk of large fines arising from data breaches. This advice focusses particularly on those who need to use both paper and electronic records, which is of course a common feature of the payroll industry.

Government to ban “overseas only” recruiting

7 August 2014

The government have announced that they plan to amend current legislation to prevent recruiters from advertising jobs exclusively overseas.

The government say that there have been instances of British workers being excluded from job opportunities in this country, which is the reason for introducing this measure, although recruitment industry representatives dispute this. The government are now consulting on this proposal, which would require employers and employment agencies to advertise all jobs in the UK and in English before they can be published overseas.

New guidance on holidays and holiday pay

7 August 2014

We are pleased to share some updated and comprehensive guidance for employers about holidays and holiday pay.

ACAS have published this new guidance , which provides a lot of practical guidance on the law surrounding holiday pay and how employers can reconcile the needs of their business with the entitlements of their employees.

Small businesses report success for Acas free online tools

13 August 2014

Acas have published new independent research showing that their free online tools - designed to help businesses quickly measure and develop themselves - have improved HR policies in small businesses across the country.

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