The government’s employee owner plan was always going to be controversial, but Owain Thomas finds one law firm has fully critiqued it.14 Feb 2013
Law firm Linklaters has released a damning deconstruction of the government’s proposed employee owners contracts in which staff would lose some employment rights in exchange for shares in the company.02 Nov 2012
Employees could swap employment rights for free shares as early as April 2013, the government has indicated.08 Oct 2012
Business Secretary Vince Cable’s decision to ditch no-fault dismissal proposals has been applauded by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.14 Sep 2012
Government adviser and venture capitalist Adrian Beecroft has called for temporary measures to allow employers to dismiss staff aged 65 or over in order to free up space for younger workers to enter the job market.05 Jul 2012
Beecroft proposals for compensated no-fault dismissals are “objectionable” and “unnecessary”, the CIPD warns.07 Jun 2012
Auto-enrolment will not be enough to close the pension savings gap and compulsory pension saving “should have started decades ago”, a City of London chief warns.25 May 2012
New Zealand has delayed plans to automatically enrol all remaining workers into the national KiwiSaver scheme.24 May 2012
The World Economic Forum’s Global Risks 2013 report is developed from an annual survey of over 1,000 experts from industry, government, academia and civil society who were asked to review a landscape of 50 global risks.
Aviva has successfully supported employers through staging and implementation of auto-enrolment. Thankfully, none have needed the thornbush, and none have come close to the cliffs, but all have struggled at times with the enforced downhill speed toward their staging date. So what have we learned so far?