… in briefOn 18 Apr 2001 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. This week’s news in briefToo busy for time offNearly half of Britishworkers say they are too busy to take full holiday entitlement, according toresearch by holiday agency Travel Choice. Almost one-fifth of employees do nottake all of their holiday and overwork is the reason for the trend. www.travelchoice.comFamily-friendly ArmyIn a bid to combatrecruitment shortages, the Army is discussing proposals to stop regimentsmoving to different army bases so frequently. Defence secretary Geoff Hoon isconsidering plans to restrict the movement of soldiers to a minimum of onceevery five years, allowing families to establish homes and provide continuityat school for children. www.mod.ukPensions rumpusStakeholder pensionshave been branded discriminatory, by the Retirement Income Reform Campaign. Itclaims that women could receive almost £1,000 a year less than men because theylive longer. Stakeholder pensions were introduced earlier this month.Other side of the coinFinancial servicesfirms have seen the biggest fall in business confidence for more than twoyears, despite rising business volumes. Joint research by the CBI andPricewaterhouseCoopers shows that 35 per cent of respondents claimed they wereless optimistic than three months ago. www.cbi.org.ukTribunal changesMeasures to strengthenthe employment tribunal system and reduce the number of spurious claims whichwere due to come into force today, 18 April, have been delayed until mid-July.A spokesman for the DTI said that tribunal users need more time to understandthe changes. www.dti.gov.uk Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.