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Changes to migration rules recommended to help business attract talent

Immigration rules should allow UK businesses and organisations easily to attract top talent, with restrictions and controls focused more on low-skilled migration, according to a report from the Home Affairs Committee, which argues that not all mig...


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Trade Bill undergoes second reading

International Trade Secretary, Dr Liam Fox, has set out how the government’s Trade Bill will benefit businesses and consumers, as the UK progresses towards leaving the EU and shapes its own trade policy for the first time in 40 years. Dr Fo...


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Perceiving disability in non-disabled applicants is discriminatory, EAT rules

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has upheld a finding of disability discrimination by perception in the case of Chief Constable of Norfolk v. Coffey, which clarifies that it is unlawful to reject a non-disabled job applicant because of a perce...


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The apprenticeship levy: employers would prefer a broader training levy

The UK government’s apprenticeships reform and the introduction of the apprenticeship levy has brought new implications for how employers interact with the apprenticeship system. A report from the CIPD indicates that employers would, in fact...


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Record fine for Carphone Warehouse after employee data put at risk

Carphone Warehouse has been issued with one of the largest fines by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), after one of its computer systems was compromised as a result of a cyber attack in 2015. The company’s failure to secure ...


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MP proposes Bill to define status of workers

Chris Stephens, MP for Glasgow South West, has proposed a Bill to define the status of workers in law; to refine the current definitions in light of recent Supreme Court judgments; and to provide greater protection from day one of a person’s...