£1.97 million awarded to support women in the workplace

Sixteen organisations across England will receive share of £1.97 million from the government to support women experiencing reproductive health issues … Continue reading £1.97 million awarded to support women in the workplace

Statutory Parental Payment increased by 10.1% from April 2023 to £172.48

Following the governments Autumn Statement on 17th November 2022 and indication that benefits would rise by 10.1%, it has been … Continue reading Statutory Parental Payment increased by 10.1% from April 2023 to £172.48

Margaret Beels appointed as Director of Labour Market Enforcement

“The new appointment will bolster government’s continued efforts to protect and enhance workers’ rights while stamping out workplace exploitation” Margaret … Continue reading Margaret Beels appointed as Director of Labour Market Enforcement

National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage increases April 2022

On the 21st October 2021, the UK government indicated approval of the Low Pay Commission recommendation for the uplifting of … Continue reading National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage increases April 2022

‘Employers must do more to address flexible working inequality’ says CIPD, as new analysis highlights ‘flexible working notspots’ across the UK

The CIPD is warning of the risks of potentially creating a two-tier workforce after its analysis of official data found … Continue reading ‘Employers must do more to address flexible working inequality’ says CIPD, as new analysis highlights ‘flexible working notspots’ across the UK

Government to protect workers’ rights and clamp down on workplace abuse with powerful new body

New workers’ watchdog to take over responsibility for tackling modern slavery, enforcing minimum wage, and moreone-stop shop will improve enforcement … Continue reading Government to protect workers’ rights and clamp down on workplace abuse with powerful new body

New format NINOs? No they’re Temporary Reference Numbers (TRNs) – do not use!

There have been a number of questions circulating about new format National Insurance Numbers identified as such on letters to … Continue reading New format NINOs? No they’re Temporary Reference Numbers (TRNs) – do not use!

Work from Home Day: new laws needed to make flexible working patterns available for all workers after pandemic – TUC

Prime minister signals that the work from home order will be lifted on 21 JuneRise of homeworking for office workers … Continue reading Work from Home Day: new laws needed to make flexible working patterns available for all workers after pandemic – TUC

Non-compliance with basic employment rights in the labour market highlights the need for reform – TUC

The Trades Union Congress (TUC) have published a research paper outlining an action plan to reform labour market enforcement. TUC … Continue reading Non-compliance with basic employment rights in the labour market highlights the need for reform – TUC

TUC calls on ministers to lift the burdens on working mums this Mothers’ Day

The TUC is asking ministers to do more to lift the burdens facing working mums this Mothers’ Day today (Sunday … Continue reading TUC calls on ministers to lift the burdens on working mums this Mothers’ Day

Low paid more likely to be impacted by pandemic claims TUC

New polling, published Monday 1st February by the TUC, finds that low earners are more likely than middle and higher … Continue reading Low paid more likely to be impacted by pandemic claims TUC

TUC – Covid occupational deaths expose “huge inequalities” in labour market and need for tougher safety rules

Men working in elementary occupations or caring, leisure and other service occupations had the highest rates of death involving COVID-19. … Continue reading TUC – Covid occupational deaths expose “huge inequalities” in labour market and need for tougher safety rules