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5 December, 2011

New guide to enforcement agencies to stop abuse of rights at work

TUC publishes guide to raise awareness of basic rights at work amidst concerns that thousands of workers across UK are being exploited by employers.

5 December, 2011

2 December, 2011

30 November, 2011

Reaction to ‘Autumn Statement 2011’

Leading organisations issue responses to publication of government's Autumn Statement.

29 November, 2011

29 November, 2011

Employment won’t return to pre-recession levels until after 2020 in North East and West Midlands

IPPR publishes report which shows that the North-South divide in employment is set to widen, with North of England and West Midlands trailing behind as London and South East recovers fastest.

29 November, 2011

Autumn Statement 2011

Government publishes Autumn Statement with measures including raising right to buy discounts for social tenants, and launching consultation on the effectiveness of TUPE regulations protecting employees’ rights.

29 November, 2011

Employment Law Update

Issue 115 of Garden Court Chambers' Employment Law Bulletin is now available.

28 November, 2011

Accession (Immigration and Worker Authorisation) (Amendment) Regulations 2011

New regulations that extend the workers authorisation scheme - regulating access to the UK labour market by nationals from Bulgaria and Romania - until the end of December 2013.

28 November, 2011

24 November, 2011

Plans to water down employment rights are a ‘rogues’ charter’

Citizens Advice response to yesterday's government announcement says that most of 600,000 a year employment related problems it helps with relate to 'low-paid, low-skilled workers employed in small, non-unionised workplaces'.

23 November, 2011

Reform of employment law system

Government to launch call for evidence on proposals to introduce compensated no fault dismissal for micro firms with fewer than 10 employees, and ways to slim down existing dismissal processes.

23 November, 2011

Government re-opens £60m fund to boost business skills & growth

Second phase of the Growth and Innovation Fund launched to support businesses to develop their skills solutions tailored to their own needs.

23 November, 2011

Work restrictions for Bulgarian and Romanian nationals to continue until end of 2013

Written statement to parliament from Immigration Minister Damian Green

21 November, 2011

21 November, 2011

18 November, 2011

Openness and accountability in local pay: Draft guidance under section 40 of the Localism Act

Department for Communities and Local Government publishes guidance which sets out key policy principles that underpin pay accountability provisions in the Localism Act.

17 November, 2011

17 November, 2011

£250m pilot to give employers power to design, develop and purchase vocational training

New government fund to enable businesses to invest in training for employees to meet the skills they require.