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The CIPD website (www.cipd.co.uk) provides general information for visitors and a wide range of resources for CIPD members. These include employment news, updates, summary case law and fact sheets.

HR-inform is an additional subscription service which provides employment law information and practical tools such as policies and procedures, that will help you with every aspect of your HR role, saving you and your organisation time and money.

It covers a wide range of employment law topic areas that follow the employment life cycle from recruitment through to retirement.

HR-inform covers employment legislation for England and Wales.

The practical implications of most employment law in England and Wales also extends to Scotland and Northern Ireland. However, in Scotland, the legislation may come into force on a different date.

Northern Ireland has a different legislative structure so has its own set of legal references for bringing requirements into force. New legislation may also be implemented on a different date to that in England and Wales. We will be launching Republic of Ireland content very soon! HR-inform only includes details on European legislation that affects the UK.

We have a team of consultants, practitioners and lawyers and organisations and law firms who write for HR-inform.

Please send us a message via our contact form with your LinkedIn details, and we will get in touch. We will also ask for your to provide your CV.

HR-inform is full of practical tools that you can use to make sure your organisation's policies and procedures are up to date: the latest legislation, guidance on HR procedures and best practice and tools to help you implement employment legislation in the workplace.

Request a demo to find out more.

We've designed HR-inform to meet the needs of most HR professionals. If you have specific industry or organisational requirements, and the information and practical advice you need is often of a very specialist nature, it would be best to attend one of our online demonstrations, to see how well it matches up. If it doesn't meet your needs, please let us know!

You cannot network with other HR professionals directly through HR-inform, but you can join in the conversation on LinkedIn group and Twitter by following @HRinform or if you are a CIPD member please take part in our online community.

No, non members can also buy a subscription to HR-inform, although members are offered a preferential rate. See our pricing page for more details.

No - HR-inform is not included in CIPD membership. However, if you are a CIPD member you benefit from a preferential member price.

See our pricing page for more details.

Unfortunately, we are unable to offer discounts on the subscription price for HR-inform. However, if you are a CIPD member you will benefit from the preferential member price. View our prices here.

You can pay by Card, Direct Debit, Bank Transfer or Paypal. 

You can purchase New HR-inform subscriptions online, or call us on 0844 728 0041.

Yes we do, please contact us on 0844 728 0041 to discuss the number of users you require.

You cannot reduce the number of additional users during your subscription year, until your renewal. However, we may be able to change individual users. To do this, call us on 0844 728 0041

When you subscribe to HR-inform Core, access is provided through your email address. If you give these details to a colleague you are breaking our terms and conditions of use, opening yourself up to potential liability, and sharing confidential information which will be stored in your account.

Each individual who wants access to HR-inform Core will need to take out their own subscription.

If you have large numbers of employees to whom you wish to give access to HR-inform Core, we do offer a multi-user licence option. Please call us on 0844 728 0041.

The HR-inform free trial lasts for 3 days. This is set up once you have attended an online demonstration. This is a short Webinar to ensure you get the most out of your free trial.

An individual will be given one opportunity to take trial. Trials last 3 days and set up following the Demo.

You will be able to access all areas of HR-inform Core. However, you will not have access to the legal advice line as this is for HR-inform Subscribers or CIPD members only.

If you are unable to find the content you are looking for, send us a message using our online enquiry form. We are always adding content to the site, so let us know if you think something is missing or would be helpful to you.

If this is the first time you are logging in after the 18th September 2017, then all users will need to create a new password.

If you have simply forgotten your password, you can simply reset your password

Yes, although you can only log in from one computer at a time. Just log in using your username and password, and remember to log out before attempting to access HR-inform from another PC.

You can download templates from HR-inform to use in with your organisation or your client's organisation. However, you must customise the documents by replacing the HR-inform branding with your organisation's logo and tailor the content appropriately so that it is relevant for your organisation. Please see our Terms & conditions for details of correct usage.

(NB Until documents have been adapted, the templates are considered to be HR-inform content and distribution of HR-inform content via an intranet or any other networked storage is a breach of the terms and conditions of your subscription.)

Currently, it is not possible to upload your own content onto HR-inform.

In order to view and use the HR-inform website we recommend:

  • Internet Explorer 9, 10, 11 - IE9 and 10 support will end soon
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Firefox 5.x and later
  • Opera 12 and later
  • Safari 5.x and later
  • Google Chrome 5.9.211 and later
  • Safari IOS10+
  • Android Nougat (version 7) and later

For optimum speed and display of HR-inform we recommend using Chrome.

Additionally, it is desirable, although not necessary, for Javascript to be enabled in your browser. HR-inform uses Javascript to deliver interactive functionality such as the pop-ups for downloadable documents.

For the Tools (Salary Search, Jet, Employee Calculators and Business Health Check)

  • Internet Explorer 10, 11
  • Google Chrome latest
  • Firefox latest

If your device meets these requirements and you still experience issues, please call the HR-inform Core Technical Support Team on 0844 728 0041

HR-inform's downloadable content is created in Microsoft Office as this is the most widely used productivity software amongst our audience. Although the HR-inform team does not recommend any software to HR-inform users, free alternatives to Microsoft Office are available which can open and edit these files:

  • Open Office
  • Google docs

This feature is available in HR-inform Core Subscriptions only

My favourites allows you to bookmark most pages within HR-inform for easy retrieval at a later date. To use this function, on the relevant pages there is an ‘Add to favourites’ button. Select this. Once added, the button text will change to ‘Remove from favourites’ allowing you to remove the page from your favourites list.

To access your full list of favourites. There is a ‘Favourites’ link on the top right of the page. Once selected, a new page will open with a list of all favourites.

This feature is available in HR-inform Core Subscriptions only

The Saved searches button appears in the top right hand corner of every page. Every time you perform a search, you will see a Save search results button at the top of the results list. Clicking this button will open a new page, and your new search will be added in the list.

Once saved, you can access the results of that same search at any time by clicking on the Saved search button at the top of the page.

HR-inform subscribers are entitled to 18 (originally 6) calls per year to the legal helpline. (If you are also a CIPD member, you will receive 40 calls, and if you are also a CIPD Chartered member, you will receive 50 calls.)

This service is not available if your invoice is unpaid after 30 days or if you have HR-inform on trial.

HR-inform subscribers can call 03330 431 217 to receive additional personalised legal advice from our helpline.

The HR-inform helpline is provided by Croner

HR-inform subscribers can obtain free advice on all aspects of UK employment law regarding specific situations they face in their job, including dismissal, discrimination, redundancy, collective labour law, contractual issues and new and impending legislation. It provides HR-inform subscribers with a quick check or second opinion on legal issues.

We also offer Free Unlimited Health and Safety advice calls, and reduced rates for Commercial Legal and TAX, VAT and Employment Tax advice calls at £24.50

The legal advice line cannot:

  • offer in-depth help on complex issues
  • answer academic questions
  • provide personal employment advice
  • provide follow up or ongoing advice on a particular situation
  • provide information for third parties – clients, colleagues, family or friends
  • take the place of your own or your employer's solicitor.

No. The legal advice line is a telephone helpline only - we can't answer letters, faxes or e-mails.

There is no limit on how long a call should last. (However, Callers with lengthy or complex enquiries are advised to appoint their own solicitors.) There was previously a call limit before the 18th September 2017 of 10-12 minutes.

Employment Law advice lines are available 24-7, all year-round.

Health and Safety advice, Commercial legal advice, TAX, VAT and Employment Tax advice lines are open 09:00-17:00 Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays.