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21 June, 2021 Open access

Long Covid must be urgently recognised as a disability and Covid-19 as an occupational disease

Changes are needed to give workers access to legal protections and compensation, says TUC

21 June, 2021

17 June, 2021 Open access

All workers in care homes must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 from October 2021

DHSC says that new regulations will cover employees and volunteers within the care home, as well as those coming in to carry out other work, unless they have a medical exemption

14 June, 2021

14 June, 2021

10 June, 2021

Number of outstanding employment tribunal cases increased by almost 40 per cent in first three months of 2021 compared to same period in 2020

New Ministry of Justice figures also show that number of claims disposed of decreased by more than 20 per cent

10 June, 2021

9 June, 2021

Business Minister says ‘heavy handed’ legislation is not necessary in order to protect workers from ‘unacceptable’ fire and rehire negotiation tactics

Minister advises MPs that ACAS has instead been asked to produce stronger guidance to help employers explore all options before considering fire and rehire

8 June, 2021

Government announces plans to create a single enforcement body for employment rights

New 'one-stop shop' will take over responsibility for enforcing National Minimum Wage, tackling modern slavery, and protecting agency workers, while also having new powers to resolve holiday pay and SSP disputes

7 June, 2021

Scottish Government calls for cross-party support for bid for full devolution of employment powers to aid post-pandemic recovery

Social Justice Secretary says that increased powers would enable Scotland to create fairer workplaces, increase wages, reduce insecure work, and 'shift the curve on poverty'

7 June, 2021

4 June, 2021

3 June, 2021

3 June, 2021 Open access

Number of individuals on furlough reduced by 900,000 in month to 30 April 2021, falling to 3.4 million

New HMRC statistics also show that 2.8 million individuals have received a grant from the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme since its introduction

3 June, 2021 Open access

Scotland’s First Minister calls on UK Government to extend CJRS ‘for as long as it is needed’

Speaking ahead of four-nation summit on UK's recovery from Covid-19, First Minister also calls for SEISS to be extended to newly self-employed, and for confirmation of long-term approach to Test and Trace Support Payment

1 June, 2021

Bill that makes provision for parental bereavement leave and pay receives first reading in Northern Ireland Assembly

Economy Minister says aim is to pass legislation with the minimum of delay so that Northern Ireland is brought into line with similar measures in force in Great Britain 

1 June, 2021