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29 March, 2022

Low Pay Commission launches consultation to inform its recommendations on national living wage and national minimum wage rates for 2023

Commission says it particularly seeks evidence on the effects on employers and workers of the recent increase in rates

29 March, 2022

28 March, 2022

Increase in banding rates for Employment Tribunal awards for injury to feelings 2022/2023

Joint Presidential Guidance increases ‘Vento bands’ for claims presented on or after 6 April 2022

28 March, 2022

25 March, 2022

24 March, 2022

21 March, 2022

Bill to introduce statutory parental bereavement leave and pay in Northern Ireland receives Royal Assent

New Act includes provision to align rights with those for the rest of the UK and to extend them at a later date to make bereavement pay a day one right

21 March, 2022

14 March, 2022

9 March, 2022

7 March, 2022

Government ratifies international treaty recognising right to a workplace free from violence and harassment

Work and Pensions Secretary says the government will support employers to put the necessary measures in place to ensure everyone feels safe in their place of work

2 March, 2022 Open access

1 March, 2022

Peers vote in favour of amendment to the Nationality and Borders Bill that gives asylum seekers a right to work after six months

Conservative peer Baroness Stroud highlights that introducing the right to work will support the government’s own poverty strategy of families working their way out of poverty

1 March, 2022

28 February, 2022

25 February, 2022 Open access

DWP has no idea whether ‘chaotic’ Kickstart scheme was worth the money, says Public Accounts Committee

Despite spending in excess of £1bn on the scheme, it reached far fewer people than intended, and the Department has little idea what was delivered

25 February, 2022

23 February, 2022 Open access

Government must account for what it has spent in response to pandemic and be held accountable for its ‘unacceptable level of mistakes, waste, loss and openings for fraudsters’

Public Accounts Committee says it is 'crucial' that lessons are learned and embedded for when the next big crisis hits