Online DBS checks go live

The Disclosure and Barring Service has introduced a new online system for basic disclosure certificates. The new system will cost £25, and should provide faster turnaround times for certificates. Multiple disclosure checks still need to be made through a Responsible… Read on

7 crucial employment law changes to look out for in 2018

Despite Brexit being likely to take up most of the government’s time, for at least another 12 months, there is plenty set in change in the world of employment law this year which will affect both individuals and organisations. So,… Read on

Taylor review – key recommendations

In October 2016, the government commissioned a report by Mathew Taylor (Chief Executive of the Royal Society of Arts) into how employment practices may need to be revised as a consequence of developments in the labour market and modern business… Read on

Brexit repeal bill – what will happen to the law?

The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill has now been published. The main purpose of the Bill is to repeal the European Communities Act 1972 and bring to an end the supremacy of EU law in the UK. Another principal purpose of… Read on

Election 2017: manifesto promises on employment law

Employment rights have figured strongly in the manifestos of the main three political parties. Somewhat surprisingly, the Conservatives are very much a part of a general consensus that employment rights should be expanded. We outline the various commitments. Conservatives Maintain… Read on

Tories’ 1 year leave for carers. New? Workable?

Following the recent announcement of the Conservative Party’s likely manifesto, Theresa May is promising the “greatest expansion of workers’ rights”, and continued protection of the rights workers’ currently enjoy under European Union law if the Conservative government is re-elected later… Read on

Taxation of payments in lieu of notice

In the Finance Bill 2017, the government intends to implement its plans to tax all payments in lieu of notice. There is currently a possible way around this if there was no payment in lieu of notice clause in the… Read on

New statutory awards for April 2017

Here are the new financial rates and limits for 2017. A maximum week’s pay is £489 for calculating various awards such as the basic award for unfair dismissal; statutory redundancy pay; failure to consider a request for flexible working and… Read on