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Striking at inequality

Recent strikes at the University of London led by the Independent Workers Union of Great Britain (IWGB) as part of their ‘Back in House’ campaign has prompted the university to commit to reviewing the types of roles it has been outsour...


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Are all recruitment processes made equal?

Equality in the workplace is rarely out of the headlines these days with the #MeToo movement and the first year of mandatory gender pay gap reporting in the UK. However, while gender has been receiving a lot of media attention, employers must reme...


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Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Sexual harassment in the workplace is being scrutinised like never before.  With an on-going influx of revelations involving several high profile individuals’ conduct being called into question, and the global outpouring of personal exp...


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Collapsing businesses: the duty to engage and consult

Business failures have been much in the news of late, with the sad consequence that many jobs have been put at risk as a result. 5,500 jobs have been endangered by the closure of Toys’R’Us and Maplin stores. Carillion job losses stand ...


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Will Brexit mean a “watering down” of environmental legislation?

Prime Minister Theresa May has said Britain will seek to uphold environmental standards after Brexit and manage its fishing stocks in a sustainable way. While May acknowledged that maintaining relevant standards and customs arrangements would con...


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The Apprenticeship Levy – one year on

Following the recent National Apprenticeship Week, it’s a good time to reflect on the past 12 months and look to the future now that we’ve reached and celebrated one year of the Apprenticeship Levy. You could still be forgiven for con...