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25 October, 2023

Acas launches consultation on draft Code of Practice for employers on handling workers’ requests for a predictable working pattern

Views sought ahead of Workers (Predictable Terms and Conditions) Act 2023 coming into force in Autumn 2024

24 October, 2023

Real Living Wage increases to £13.15 in London and to £12 across the rest of the UK

New rates are a lifeline for the 460,000 workers who will get a pay rise, says Living Wage Foundation Director

23 October, 2023

Worker Protection (Amendment of Equality Act 2010) Bill completes its passage through Parliament

Private Members Bill designed to strengthen legislative protections against workplace sexual harassment now awaits Royal Assent

23 October, 2023

16 October, 2023

5 October, 2023

Supreme Court upholds Northern Ireland Court of Appeal ruling that police officers’ claims for underpaid holiday pay can be taken back to 1998

Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland & Anor v Agnew & Ors (Northern Ireland) [2023] UKSC 33

3 October, 2023

Chancellor confirms National Living Wage to rise to ‘at least £11 an hour’ from April 2024

Speaking at the Conservative Party Conference, Jeremy Hunt commits to accepting recommendation from the Low Pay Commission which has set a target for the NLW to reach two-thirds of median earnings by 2024

2 October, 2023

Continuation of provisions in relation to statutory parental bereavement leave and pay in Northern Ireland

New statutory rules enable scheme to continue in force despite the absence of Assembly approval of the regulations

2 October, 2023

25 September, 2023

President of the Employment Appeal Tribunal issues new Practice Direction setting out procedural requirements with which parties are expected to comply

New Direction applies to all appeals commenced on or after 30 September 2023 and to appeals commenced before that date for steps that take place on or after it

25 September, 2023

20 September, 2023

Government issues consultation on requiring hospital staff to provide minimum service levels during strikes

Views sought on proposal to introduce regulations requiring doctors and nurses to cover urgent, emergency and time-critical hospital-based health services during industrial action

19 September, 2023

Workers (Predictable Terms and Conditions) Bill receives Royal Assent

New legislation provides for workers in atypical work, such as those on zero-hours contracts, to request a more predictable working pattern

18 September, 2023

14 September, 2023

Almost a third of claimants in the ET and EAT in 2022/2023 had no representation recorded

New MoJ statistics also show that, at the end of June 2023, the ET had almost half a million cases outstanding

13 September, 2023

Lack of job mobility forces workers to stay with employers who underpay the national minimum wage, says Low Pay Commission

New report finds that prevalence of insecure work makes job moves feel risky and 'creates the conditions for exploitation'

12 September, 2023

Labour Party commits to introducing legislation to strengthen workers’ rights within 100 days of entering office

Deputy Leader's speech to TUC outlines 'New deal for Workers', including repeal of Strikes (Minimum Service Levels) Act, banning zero hours contracts and strengthening sick pay provisions