Hello everyone, here’s what’s in today’s news relating to the world of HR.
Surge in number of working mothers with dependent children – The Guardian
The number of mothers with dependent children employed in England has surged by more than a million over the past two decades, according to official figures.
The Office for National Statistics said there had been a step-change in the employment rate for working mothers since records began in 1996 with almost three-quarters of women with dependent children either in full-time or part-time work.
Encouraging women with young children back into the jobs market has been a priority for Labour and Conservative governments, with the latest initiative an offer of 30 hours free childcare for eligible working families.
New corporate offence of failing to prevent facilitation of tax evasion – Personnel Today
A new criminal corporate offence of failing to prevent facilitation of tax evasion comes into effect on 30 September 2017.
The offence covers organisations that fail to prevent instances when their associates, including employees, agents and service providers, facilitate tax evasion.
Confusion over workplace pensions may leave savers short – HR Magazine
A new survey suggests that despite the introduction of auto-enrolment contributions five years ago, many British workers will be underprepared for retirement because they are confused about how much they should be saving and are not paying enough into their schemes.
Gig economy employers can no longer afford to ignore the growing legal arguments on employment status, lawyers have warned, after Addison Lee became the latest organisation to lose a tribunal on the issue.
The Central London Employment Tribunal yesterday ruled that three drivers for the minicab firm – Michaell Lange, Mark Morahan and Mieczyslaw Olszewski – should have been classified as workers, rather than self-employed, and were therefore entitled to rights such as the national minimum wage and holiday pay.