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9 July, 2010

Office for Budget Responsibility ‘revised unemployment downwards just before Budget’

Questions raised about independence as total unemployment reduced by 175,000 after assumptions made about pensions and pay.

8 July, 2010

Employment Law update

Issue 83 of Garden Court Chambers' Employment Law Bulletin is now available.

5 July, 2010

Government confirms first wave of implementation of the Equality Act to go ahead in October 2010

Regulations to be published this week will pave the way for landmark provisions to protect disabled people from discrimination and tackle the gender pay gap.

5 July, 2010

Minimum Wage (Amendment) Bill 2010-11

Proposed legislation that would enable the national minimum wage to be varied to reflect local labour market conditions.

5 July, 2010

Employment Opportunities Bill 2010-11

Proposed legislation to introduce more freedom, flexibility and opportunity for those seeking employment in the public and private sectors; and for connected purposes.

28 June, 2010

Government considering ‘incentives’ to help unemployed council tenants to move

Millions currently trapped in ghettos of poverty says Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

24 June, 2010

Employment Law update

Issue 82 of Garden Court Chambers' Employment Law Bulletin is now available.

23 June, 2010

Government departments to immediately review employment laws for which they are responsible

Announcement in yesterday's emergency Budget (paragraph 1.65) will ensure 'maximum flexibility, protect fairness and promote competitiveness'.

22 June, 2010

TUC says CBI proposals are ‘charter for exploitation at work’

Recommendations on restriction of right to strike and reduction in redundancy notice add up to a 'demolition job' on worker's rights says the union.

21 June, 2010

CBI proposes measures to ‘sustain businesses and jobs during the recovery’

New report recommends more flexible working, changes to industrial relations legislation and sustainable employment test.

21 June, 2010

Government accepts Low Pay Commission’s recommendations on increases in minimum wage

Three rates of minimum wage to increase from October 2010, and new apprentice rate to be introduced.

21 June, 2010

Working Families calls on all employers to ‘top up’ paternity pay

Campaign gets backing from 'forward-thinking' employers.

9 June, 2010

Government spending cuts will push UK unemployment to almost 3m

Deficit reduction would also stall recovery in the jobs market, says Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

8 June, 2010

Employment Law update

Issue 81 of Garden Court Chambers' Employment Law Bulletin is now available.

28 May, 2010

Government urged to clarify the law on drug-testing at work

TUC highlights confusion around the legality of random or routine testing in jobs that are not safety critical.

26 May, 2010

Employment Law update

Issue 80 of Garden Court Chambers' Employment Law Bulletin is now available.

26 May, 2010

Cautious welcome for government’s commitment to close gender pay gap

Forty years on from the Equal Pay Act, a new approach is desperately needed, says TUC.

25 May, 2010

Right to request flexible working to be extended to all employees

New bill introduced in today's Queen's Speech.

20 May, 2010

Local Government Association responds to ‘Big Society’ programme

A radical devolution of power to local authorities will help make vital services even more responsive to people’s needs, says Chairman.