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4 February, 2022

Supreme Court’s Unison judgment ‘strayed beyond the proper boundaries of where judicial review should lie’

Attorney General advises Justice Committee that this is why 'a debate is needed about the boundaries of judicial review being properly drawn'

3 February, 2022

2 February, 2022

Kickstart scheme’s failure to hit its target is because the ‘wider economic recovery has been so strong’

Minister confirms that, less than two months before the scheme is due to close, only 122,000 jobs have been started against a target of 250,000

1 February, 2022

1 February, 2022 Open access

Government to consult on removing vaccination as a condition of employment for health and social care staff

Secretary of State tells parliament that it's not only right but responsible to revisit the balance of risks and opportunities that guided the government's original decision last year.

1 February, 2022 Open access

Wales TUC launches survey in response to increase in workers reporting sexual harassment during Covid-19 pandemic

Results will help support union representatives in combatting perpetrators, and to campaign for an end to sexual harassment for everyone

31 January, 2022

24 January, 2022

DWP expands Restart scheme to include universal credit claimants who have been unemployed for nine months or more

New edition of Touchbase also outlines discretionary grounds for referring claimants to the scheme who have been unemployed for shorter periods

24 January, 2022

Government confirms that Identification Document Validation Technology will enable more people to verify their immigration status online to comply with the ‘right to rent’ and ‘right to work’ regimes

Certified service providers will carry out the checks on behalf of landlords, letting agents and employers, making ID checking 'quicker, easier and more secure'

24 January, 2022

17 January, 2022

17 January, 2022

11 January, 2022

Extending right to be provided with PPE to ‘gig economy’ workers

New statutory instrument addresses High Court ruling that UK Government had failed to properly apply provisions within EU health and safety directives to ‘limb (b)’ workers

7 January, 2022 Open access

4 January, 2022

20 December, 2021

16 December, 2021

Migration Advisory Committee urges government to review ban on employment for asylum seekers

Committee argues that, as waiting times for asylum decisions increase, there is 'clear evidence' of the harm the ban causes and 'little evidence' that it provides significant benefits

16 December, 2021 Open access

Almost 11 million people were furloughed over the lifetime of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

New HMRC statistics also show that almost 3 million individuals received a grant from the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme