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2 December, 2019

Disabled people on average earn 12.2 per cent less than non-disabled people, says ONS

New statistics also show that disabled employees with a mental impairment have the largest pay gap at 18.6 per cent

27 November, 2019

Employment commitments in the Scottish National Party 2019 election manifesto

Key pledges include extension of maternity leave period and increase in maternity and paternity pay

25 November, 2019

Employment commitments in the Conservative Party Manifesto 2019

Party outlines package of measures that it says will ensure that ‘it always pays to work’

22 November, 2019

Employment commitments in the Plaid Cymru 2019 election manifesto

Party promises to extend redundancy protection period for new mothers returning to work to six months

21 November, 2019

Employment commitments in the Labour Party 2019 election manifesto

Key pledges include to bring in a Real Living Wage of at least £10 and establishing a Ministry for Employment Rights

20 November, 2019

Employment commitments in the Liberal Democrat Party 2019 election manifesto

Party promises to modernise employment rights to make them ‘fit for the age of the gig economy’

19 November, 2019

Employment commitments in the Green Party 2019 election manifesto

Party promises to close the gender pay gap and increase Living Wage to £12 per hour

8 November, 2019

Welsh Government consults on proposals to ensure workers are treated and rewarded fairly in the workplace

Social Partnership Bill would place duty on public bodies to promote fair work and involve trade unions in delivery of policies to promote best working practices

4 November, 2019

More ambitious National Living Wage increases recommended in independent report for government

Review of evidence on minimum wage policies concludes that increases could reach up to two thirds of median wage rate

4 November, 2019

Disability pay gap increases to 15.5 per cent, equating to more than £3,000 less a year for disabled workers

TUC research also finds that disabled women continue to face the most significant pay gaps of all

30 October, 2019

Effect of abolition of employment tribunal fees is having ‘inevitable impact’ on tribunal performance

However, Employment Tribunal President also highlights there have been few historic or legacy claims brought out of time in reliance on argument claimant was deterred or affected by fees

29 October, 2019

Government must act urgently to tackle use of NDAs in covering up cases of discrimination and harassment at work

Select Committee highlights that, while government has agreed to consider a number of its proposals, no timetable has been set

18 October, 2019

Acas launches new guidance to help employers manage impact of menopause at work

Recommendations include implementing a menopause policy and providing awareness training for managers

17 October, 2019

Equality and Human Rights Commission ‘calls time’ on unlawful confidentiality agreements

New guidance for employers sets out good practice for the use of NDAs, and when they would be unlawful

14 October, 2019

Queen’s Speech introduces new Bill to create a legal obligation for employers to pass on tips to workers in full

Government also commits to continuing reforms set out in Good Work Plan including increasing fairness between workers and employers in the flexible labour market

30 September, 2019

Chancellor announces ‘target’ of raising National Living Wage to £10.50 per hour

In addition, Sajid Javid outlines plan to reduce age threshold so all workers over the age of 21 are covered

24 September, 2019

Labour Party commits to reducing working week to average of 32 hours with no loss of pay

Shadow Chancellor tells Party Conference that change will be introduced within a decade through new Working Time Commission and ending 'opt out' from EU Working Time Directive

16 September, 2019

One in twenty workers do not receive holiday pay, while one in ten are not given a payslip

Resolution Foundation finds that gig economy workers, young people and those working in hospitality industries have enhanced risks of labour market violations