Bereavement leave and pay

Employed parents - and primary carers - who suffer the death of child under 18 (or a stillbirth from 24 weeks of pregnancy) will, from 6 April 2020, become entitled to two weeks’ bereavement leave and, subject to qualifying conditions, two weeks bereavement pay.

Bullying and harassment is overlooked say staff

A quarter of employees believe that harassment is still being swept under the carpet.

December 2019 inflation data

The UK’s main inflation measure in December 2019 was 1.3%.

EHRC guidance on harassment

New guidance on how to prevent and respond to harassment and victimisation at work has been published by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC).

Statutory parental and SSP payments 2020

The weekly rates that will apply from April 2020 to statutory maternity, paternity, shared parental, adoption and statutory sick pay are as follows:

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