June 12 – The FIFA World Cup kicks off in Brazil – related staff issues to consider (e.g. guidance to staff, provision of screens, time off, flexible working, dealing with office banter).
June 30 – The extension of the right to request flexible working to all employees.
Summer – Monitor the use of whistleblowing hotlines to ensure workers have a safe environment in which to report malpractice or misconduct.
Summer – Radical pension changes in the 2014 Budget mean that pension savings in a money purchase scheme will be accessible from age 55, starting in April 2015. Possible impact on retirement rates, staff turnover and requests for flexible working.