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Disability progress ‘littered with missed opportunities and failures’

Progress towards real equality for disabled people over the past 20 years is insufficient and “littered with missed opportunities and failures”, the Chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission has said following the publication o... Continue reading


Major legal challenge to counter bogus self-employment culture launched

A major legal appeal case has been launched at the Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) to tackle bogus self-employment in all sectors. The case is the first appeal launched by union Unite’s new Strategic Case Unit, which will focus much of it... Continue reading


Taylor review suggests new rates to discourage insecure work – but general election may delay findings

The introduction of a premium rate for zero-hours contracts could act as a deterrent to ‘lazy employers’ pushing job risks and insecurity on to workers, according to the head of a governmental review into employment practice. Matthew ... Continue reading


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Apprenticeship Levy comes into force

In the Spending review and autumn statement of 2015, the Chancellor of the Exchequer confirmed that an apprenticeship levy would be imposed on all large employers in all industry sectors, for the purpose of raising money to meet the cost of appren... Continue reading


Gender pay gap reporting is now in force; do you know your duties?

Among the ever-changing landscape of the UK’s labour market, one constant element has transcended the decades – the problem of the gender pay gap. This ‘gap’ refers to the difference between women’s and men’s av... Continue reading


Mental health at work: what is a ‘reasonable adjustment’?

Opening up about mental health is the topic of the moment, with the Royal Family backing campaigns to get people talking to each other about their problems. In the workplace, that conversation between employer and employee is significant and the e... Continue reading


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