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28 May, 2021

Status of Workers Bill receives first reading in House of Lords

Bill provides for creation of a single status for workers by amending the meaning of 'employee', 'worker' and 'employer' in relevant legislation

27 May, 2021

Employment Bill will be introduced when the ‘time is right’ and not while pandemic is ongoing, says Secretary of State

However, calling on government to take action now, Select Committees say Covid-19 has only heightened the need for workers to be properly protected

27 May, 2021

Extending right not to be subject to detriment in health and safety cases to ‘gig economy’ workers

New statutory instrument follows High Court's decision that UK Government has failed to properly apply provisions within EU health and safety directives to ‘limb (b)’ workers

26 May, 2021

Permission granted for appeal against High Court ruling that SEISS does not unlawfully discriminate against women who have taken maternity leave

Leigh Day solicitors confirms that case, which is important for many self-employed women whose businesses have been impacted by Covid-19, will now go to Court of Appeal

26 May, 2021

Office of the Whistleblower Bill receives first reading in House of Lords

Private Members' Bill introduced to make provision for an Office to administer arrangements to facilitate whistleblowing

24 May, 2021

National Audit Office to investigate Kickstart Scheme’s value for money

Report will look at whether Scheme is achieving its objectives, the DWPs approach to managing it, and evidence of its impacts

14 May, 2021

Women and Equalities Committee welcomes government’s commitment to consult on amendments to flexible working arrangements

Consultation to seek views on making flexible working the default position 'unless employers have good reasons not to'

12 May, 2021

Government has ’rowed back’ on its 2019 promise to boost workers’ rights after failing to include employment bill in Queen’s Speech

TUC calls for immediate action to deal with the ‘scourge of insecure work’ rather than more delay

12 May, 2021

11 May, 2021 Open access

Covid-19 pandemic has led to increased risk of minimum wage underpayment, says Low Pay Commission

Commission Chair calls for 'disciplined but innovative management response' to non-compliance in post-lockdown period

10 May, 2021

7 May, 2021

6 May, 2021

More than 4 million people were on partial or full furlough as at 31 March 2021

Latest statistics from HMRC reveal that this represents a gradual decrease since the last peak in January 2021

4 May, 2021

4 May, 2021

30 April, 2021

28 April, 2021

Amendment of regulations in Northern Ireland relating to how a week’s pay is 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 September 2021

26 April, 2021

DWP confirms plans to make first referrals to Restart Programme from July 2021

Providers including Maximus, Serco and G4S have been awarded contracts to provide new enhanced work search support to claimants across England and Wales who have been unemployed for at least 12 months