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06 November 2018

How will you confirm that your EU citizen employees have the right to work in the UK post Brexit?

The UK government has recently clarified its position regarding Right to Work Checks for EU nationals post Brexit.

05 November 2018

AIM - the changing face of remuneration governance

By Karen Willcox The recent change to AIM Rule 26, requiring all AIM companies to adopt a recognised corporate governance code, has raised much debate amongst Non Executive Directors (NEDs) on what this means for remuneration. Central to their thinking is how they set remuneration for AIM executives, in a...

4 things to ask yourself when considering a non-executive director role

By Lisa Hooker, UK Leader of Consumer Markets We recently hosted a women on boards workshop for ten of our retail and consumer clients. Led by Women On Boards (WOB) UK, it provided practical tips for taking those first steps to become a non-executive director (NED). Here are my top...

30 October 2018

The Future of HR: can HR develop the skills needed to survive?

By Elizabeth Yates, US HR Transformation Leader & Chris Murray, Global HR Transformation & Technology Consulting Leader The future of work is here. Technology, demographic shifts, AI and robotics are just some of the factors changing how organisations operate and specifically how they leverage human talent and other resources to...

19 October 2018

Workforce Fairness: The view of the ‘People Panel’

By Alastair Woods and Jessica Garbett Attitudes to business have changed in recent years and there is far greater expectation on organisations to think about their impact on communities and on how they address inequalities in the workforce – spanning for example the ratio between highest and lowest earners, or...

27 September 2018

How do you go about aligning pension contribution/allowance rates to ensure compliance with the new UK Corporate Governance Code?

By Phillippa O'Connor, Gemma Carr and Roz Crawford The 2018 UK Corporate Governance Code (“Code”) includes a number of new Provisions (against which UK listed companies must comply or explain) on remuneration design that are intended to improve stakeholder alignment, whether with shareholders or employees. On paper, these appear relatively...

13 September 2018

Remuneration for AIM companies - Breakfast seminar

By Karen Willcox The recent changes to Rule 26 and the related impact on corporate governance for AIM companies will mean that remuneration committee chairs and boards need to think afresh about their approach to remuneration policy and disclosure. Added to this the general environment and pressure around executive pay...

30 July 2018

Director of Labour Market Enforcement estimates 'Wage theft' of over £1.5 billion in the form of unpaid holiday pay

By John Harding, Employment, Partner The Government’s response to the Taylor Review (The Good Work Plan) alongside Sir David Metcalf’s publication of his Labour Market Enforcement Strategy for 2018/19 and a number of recent Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) decisions have all brought holiday pay right to the top of the...

23 July 2018

Do workers have a right to be paid for sleeping-in at their workplace?

By John Harding, Partner, Employment, and Laura Nadel, Head of Employment Legal North In Royal Mencap Society v Tomlinson-Blake, the Court of Appeal considers whether workers are entitled to be paid the National Minimum Wage (NMW) for “sleep-in” shifts at work. The case also has wider implications with respect to...

06 July 2018

Breaking News: National Minimum Wage update

By John Harding, Partner, Employment The latest list of National Minimum Wage (NMW) breaches was published on Friday 6th July by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). It includes nearly 240 employers with total arrears of £1.44m and record fines of £1.97m. The increase in these figures...

05 July 2018

Time to get ready for the journey ahead

By John Harding, Partner, Employment The whiff of change is in the air for any business that relies on the use of a flexible workforce, whether self-employed or through a personal service company (PSC). As well as HMRC’s increased focus on National Minimum Wage (NMW) compliance, Government scrutiny and recent...

21 June 2018

Why Pride matters to me

By Brian Ashmead-Siers, Global Mobility Tax Partner and Lead [email protected] Partner Sponsor I’m thrilled that PwC are sponsoring Pride in London again this year to empower our people and demonstrate our firm’s commitment to LGBT+ inclusion. 2018 marks the sixth year PwC has taken part in Pride in London and...

15 June 2018

Pimlico Plumbers: what lessons for the future?

By Nick Willis Whilst we're waiting for the outcome of the Government's consultation on employment status, anyone with an interest in this issue has been eagerly awaiting the Supreme Court judgment in Pimlico Plumbers vs Smith which came out yesterday. Although the decision has been linked in media reports following...

12 June 2018

Worked 9 til’ 5… or did you?

By John Harding, Employment Partner From 6 April 2019 any employers with employees who are paid according to their ‘time worked’ will be required to detail the number of hours to which the employee’s pay relates on their pay slip. This is with a view to giving greater transparency to...

07 June 2018

What sponsoring Pride means to me

By Laura Hinton, Chief People Officer I am thrilled that PwC are once again a major sponsor of Pride in London, supporting the celebration of diversity that makes our society what it is. Last year, 140 people marched in the PwC group and this year is expected to be even...

23 May 2018

What we've learnt by publishing our gender pay gap

By Laura Hinton, Chief People Officer Four years ago we published our gender pay gap for staff for the first time. We joined only a handful of a companies in doing so. We’d been measuring the data for a number of years, but we hoped that by publicly stating our...

21 May 2018

IR35 - changes are coming

By Julian Sansum The long anticipated consultation on the reform of rules governing off-payroll working in the private sector, often referred to as IR35, has been published today. In addition, the Government has published the findings from an independent research project that looked at the immediate impacts on public sector...

11 May 2018

Director of Labour Market Enforcement publishes his strategy

By John Harding, Employment Partner Background Sir David Metcalfe, the UK’s first Director of Labour Market Enforcement has published his long awaited strategy for 2018/19. The paper sets out 37 recommendations targeted at tackling non-compliance in the labour market from ignorant or negligent practices to the criminal exploitation of workers....

10 April 2018

Gender pay reporting – priorities, progress and predictions

By Alastair Woods As we enter year two of gender pay reporting in the UK, it is clear that the sunlight that the disclosure and media scrutiny have shed is helping to accelerate change. This has been amplified by the broader themes of equality and fairness in society which means,...

The Future of Work - Our roundtable at the FT's UK Business Conference

By Rob McCargow The FT Business Conference is widely known as one of the biggest industry events. On 24 May 2018 in Manchester, we're excited to be bringing together over 200 of the most influential business and public sector leaders to discuss and share our insights on all the hot...