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Keep track of essential HR business news as it develops, ensuring your organisations is in the know.

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Find out about the most important small business news in the UK as and when it happens.  

Here on our reporting centre, we cover the key developments across the world of business. As these change regularly throughout each quarter of every year, it’s good business practice to monitor new laws that can affect your organisation.

HR news in the UK also changes each year, so it’s important your business keeps on top of developments.

This includes with the latest health and safety news developments, which can affect the way in which your business operates.

You’ll also find here HRM news articles to guide you through the strategic approaches you can take towards management. There are other resources available for support. You can turn to the below for further assistance:

If you have any questions about the latest human resources news then you can get in touch with us on: 01455 858 132.

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Employing Ukrainian Refugees - Part Three:

A Ukrainian national who hasn’t applied for permission to stay in the UK doesn’t have a right to wor

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Employing Ukrainian Refugees - Part Two: Integration

So, you’ve decided to employ a Ukrainian national, but have concerns about integrating them into the

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Employing Ukrainian Refugees - Part One: Routes to Employment

In response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, many UK businesses have stepped up to help. Marks &

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P&O Redundancies - Three Key Takeaways

Branded one of the most “shameful acts in the history of British industrial relations”, the P&O

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Four Day Working Week – The UK’s First Trial

Back in 2021, Croner took a look at some of the pros and cons of a four-day working week. Now it is

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Self-Isolation & Other COVID Updates – 24th February

The Prime Minister’s announcement marks an end for COVID restrictions in England. For some, this is

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Way To Work Requirements

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Way to Work: A Fresh Start or a Bad Idea?

Getting people into jobs should be a good step forward for the unemployed and for companies that nee

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Highway Code Changes

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Highway Code Changes 2022 - What They Mean for Business

The recent Highway Code changes, applicable since January 29th, 2022, don’t only affect the transpor

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2022 - What to Look Out for in Employment Law

After another year of massive challenges and changes, how should business leaders like you approach

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Top Employment Law Developments - 2021

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Top Employment Law Developments - 2021

2021 was marked by the pandemic just as much as 2020. As a result, some of the development from the

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Reacting or Redacting? Key Learnings from Activision Blizzard Walkouts

Earlier this year, one of the most successful video game companies in the world faced mass-walkouts

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Why Businesses Need to Adapt to Digital Change

What does the change of Facebook’s corporate name to Meta actually mean for the business world? As M

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Croner & NCVO Partnership Shortlisted for Association Excellence Awards 2021

We are delighted to announce that – in partnership with National Council for Voluntary Organisations

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Top Issues HR are Facing Right Now

This is quite a turbulent time for employers across the country. Continued uncertainty and business

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Roadmap Out of Lockdown - May 2021

Today, Boris Johnson announced that the next stage of the roadmap out of lockdown will go ahead from

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Scotland & Wales – Roadmap Out of Lockdown

While the UK as a whole is heading out of lockdown, each region has a different roadmap. If you are

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Spring Budget Breakdown

Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s second budget included details of further support for businesses as they ma

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Upcoming Changes to Look Out For in April

Undoubtedly, everyone right now is focused on the roadmap out of lockdown. The possibility of gettin

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The Roadmap Out of Lockdown - England

The “irreversible” roadmap has been announced in England, and there are some key points for employer

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Statutory Pay Rates to Increase in April 2021

The Chancellor’s Spending Review would normally be looking three or four years ahead. However, given

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Prime Minister Unveils COVID Winter Plan

The lockdown in England is due to end on 2 December 2020. Sticking to that deadline, Prime Minister

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The US Election - Talking Politics at Work

America has just experienced—arguably—the most controversial presidential election in living memory.

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New COVID-19 Restrictions - Homeworking & Face Masks

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced new measures that are to be put into place. The one measu

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Brexit – September Update

On 23 June 2016, the UK voted to leave the European Union (EU) in an EU Referendum. Originally sched

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The UK's Biggest Workplace Worries - COVID-19

In August 2020, we surveyed a number of business to find out their biggest workplace concerns. In li

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Schools Staying Shut – What Could This Mean For Your Company?

Schools are no longer obligated to fully reopen before the school summer holidays in England. Instea

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Prime Minister Sets Out Plan For Easing Lockdown

In a 10-minute address on Sunday evening, Prime Minister Boris Johnson laid out a provisional plan f

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Budget Breakdown: Coronavirus Takes the Spotlight

The first budget of the new Government has been unveiled. There were several announcements that are

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Brexit, One Month On

One month has passed since the UK officially left the EU and all eyes will likely be looking to the

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The Ramifications of Thomas Cook’s Collapse

On 23 September 2019, Thomas Cook went into compulsory liquidation. Around 21,000 worldwide employe

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Boris Johnson’s Key HR Challenges

There’s no doubt that our new Prime Minister has a lot to think about. Now, as he settles in to Num

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Upcoming Employment Law Changes - 2019/20

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Upcoming Employment Law Changes - 2019/20

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Industry Giants Discuss the Future World of Work at Croner

On Thursday 29th June, Croner invited renowned thought-leaders from the industry to the first HR Lea

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Croner Shortlisted Cipd Awards

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Croner Shortlisted for CIPD People Management Awards

The CIPD People Management Awards reward and celebrate outstanding achievement in people management

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Croner Chosen as Approved Supplier for NHS SBS Framework

We are pleased to announce that Croner has been successful in winning a place on the NHS Shared Busi

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Croner One of the First to be Granted SRA ‘Waiver’

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has granted a waiver to Croner which will allow us to offe

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Croner Awarded Best Companies ‘Ones to Watch’ Status

For the second year running Croner has been awarded ‘Ones to Watch’ status by the Sunday Times Best

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Croner Awarded Feefo Trusted Service Award 2018

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Croner Awarded Feefo Trusted Service Award 2018

For the second year running Croner has been awarded the coveted Feefo Gold Trusted Service award. Th

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Croner Named as Chosen Suppliers of 24/7 Telephone Support for CIPD Members

Croner are delighted to announce that the CIPD has recently chosen Croner as the preferred supplier

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Croner Simplify Release

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Croner Simplify Release

We would like to take the opportunity to update you about the exciting new enhancements we have made

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Understanding Simply Personnel: Your FAQs

Unlike some other software providers, Croner Simply Personnel is managed by a team of HR experts who

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What Should Employers Consider When Adopting Workplace Dress Codes?

Workplace dress codes and surrounding discrimination issues have been a very hot topic of late, with

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Croner Announces Investment

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Croner Announces Investment of £2 Million as Needs for Services Increases Post-Brexit

Midlands HR and Health & Safety consultancy Croner Group Limited has today announced an investme

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Uber Driver Workers Rights

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Future World of Work and Rights of Workers

The gig economy, a phrase coined to describe a labour market characterised by the prevalence of shor

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Wolters Kluwer Supporting British Entrepreneurs

Wolters Kluwer in the UK announces that it is sponsoring the Great British Entrepreneurs Awards for

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Wolters Kluwer Secures Place on Sainsbury’s Legal Panel

  London, 6 May 2014 – Wolters Kluwer, the global information services company, has re-secured its

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Red Tape Challenge Fails to Hit the Mark with British Businesses

Government Initiative Gets No Confidence Vote in Croner Survey London 12 February 2014 – The Coalit

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Croner Teams up with Open to Export to get UK exporters off to a flying start

  November 19, 2013 Croner  has joined forces with online exporter community www.opentoexport.com t

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Upgrade Croner Simplify

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Croner Launches a New Upgrade of Croner Simplify

Croner Simplify is a complete HR service for small and medium-sized businesses. Croner has announced

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Employee Assistance Programme Launched for Smaller Businesses

Croner Announces Partnership with Right Management London, 10 January 2012 – Employee Assistance Pro

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Uxbridge-Based Rackspace Honoured at the National Business Awards 2011

 Rackspace Awarded the Croner Employer of the Year Accolade Uxbridge-based company Rackspace celebr

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UK Personnel Professionals Change Job

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One in Five UK Personnel Professionals Looking to Change Job

Beleaguered HR experts blame low pay and bad management. London, 16 November 2010 At a time when H

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