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15 March, 2021

Policies aimed at addressing the gender pay gap must consider role of social norms and maternity and paternity policies

New report from the IFS finds that increased gender differences following parenthood are not merely the exacerbation of career differences that existed before childbirth

15 March, 2021

12 March, 2021

One in eight workers are forced to leave the workplace due to ill-health before reaching state retirement age, says TUC

New report calls for increased long-term support to avoid older workers being 'consigned to years of poverty'

11 March, 2021

Number of outstanding employment tribunal cases increased by more than a third in last three months of 2020 compared to same period in 2019

New Ministry of Justice figures also show that waiting times for disposal of cases increased by three months to almost a year

11 March, 2021 Open access

Amendments to regulations in Northern Ireland setting out how a week’s pay is to be calculated for purposes of calculating statutory payments for furloughed workers

New statutory rule makes amendments in consequence of Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme being extended to 30 April 2021

8 March, 2021

5 March, 2021

Minister for Women and Equalities calls on employers to make flexible working a standard option for employees

National shift to flexible working would boost productivity and provide opportunities for women and those outside major cities, says Minister

4 March, 2021

Government asks Low Pay Commission to make recommendations for NLW and NMW rates from April 2022

New 'remit' outlines the areas the Commission should consider when recommending the new rates, with response expected by October 2021

3 March, 2021 Open access

Government announces extension of coronavirus job retention and self-employment support schemes until end of September 2021

Budget 2021 also confirms eligibility for self-employment support will be extended to include people who have filed a tax return for the 2019/2020 tax year

2 March, 2021

1 March, 2021

1 March, 2021

26 February, 2021 Open access

Select Committee urges Chancellor to address ‘inconsistent, unfair and discriminatory’ approach to supporting employees and self-employed people through Covid crisis

MPs say they are not convinced that the government's reliance on universal credit, discretionary grants, and mortgage and consumer credit holidays is sufficient to plug the gaps in support left by the CJRS and SEISS

25 February, 2021

Total value of claims made to Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme now exceeds £50 billion

Monthly HMRC statistics also show that almost £20 billion has been claimed in first three tranches of the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme

24 February, 2021 Open access

Amendments to regulations setting out how a week’s pay is to be calculated for purposes of calculating statutory payments for furloughed workers

New statutory instrument makes amendments in consequence of Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme being extended to 30 April 2021

23 February, 2021 Open access

EHRC announces that enforcement action against employers failing to report gender pay gap will start on 5 October 2021

Employers given extra six months to file pay gap data in response to ongoing effects of Covid-19 pandemic

22 February, 2021

22 February, 2021

19 February, 2021