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

April 2017 Employment Legislation Changes.

It’s that time of year again when the Government introduces a range of changes to the law affecting employers. As you get ready for the next financial year here are a number headlines to consider. Apprenticeship Levy – The much… Read on

Gov’t employment status report published

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has published a report dealing with employment status. This is timely, with the so-called ‘gig economy’ coming increasingly under the spotlight. The report recognises the difficulty employers face deciding whether the… Read on

Gov’t review of Tribunal fees published

The government has finally published its report on Employment Tribunal fees. Many employment law solicitors and advisers believe it is disappointing in its terms. Despite the massive drop in Tribunal claims that (60%-70%) they government states that the objectives of… Read on

Autumn Statement 2016: employment changes

Phillip Hammond’s autumn statement has announced several important changes in the employment law sphere. Employee shareholders The government has announced a dramatic roll-back from its much heralded employer shareholder scheme of 2013. They say the reason for this is that… Read on

Summary of the Brexit Judgment on Art. 50

We summarise the High Court’s momentous decision in R (Miller) v. Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, historically one of the UK’s most significant constitutional cases. Background This claim was brought by 2 individuals in order to establish… Read on