Monthly Archives: July 2011

Discrimination claims and recommendations by tribunals

In successful discrimination cases, tribunals now have the power to make recommendations about what steps the respondent should take to reduce the adverse effect of discrimination for the benefit of its entire workforce.  Before the Equality Act 2010 came into force, tribunals only had the power to … Continue reading

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Section 75 debts

Today the Devonshires Employment Blog brings you a brief pensions update. The Government is considering introducing new provisions regarding multi-employer pension schemes. When an employee who is an active member in a multi-employer pension scheme ceases to be employed, the new … Continue reading

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The VAT sharing consultation – how can you be involved?

HMRC has launched a consultation to examine how the European VAT cost-sharing exemption might be used by UK businesses and organisations.  If implemented, the exemption could remove the VAT charge and prevent institutions such as charities from gaining efficiencies by sharing costs … Continue reading

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How to deal with the absent employee

Absence from work is a perennial problem, whether it’s frequent short term absences or long term health problems.  Whatever from it takes, employers often find absence difficult to deal with, particularly where an employee suffers from disability.  Research has shown … Continue reading

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Can you implement pay cuts fairly?

In this age of austerity, many organisations have to review their costs and find more creative ways of saving money. For some organisations, the only way to save has been to take quite drastic measures, for example making cuts to … Continue reading

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The Consultation on the Fair Deal

At the Spending Review, the Government announced its intention to consult on the Fair Deal Policy. This was in response to a recommendation made by the Independent Public Service Pensions Commission which found that the Fair Deal Policy, coupled with … Continue reading

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Consulting on scoring in a redundancy situation – some useful guidance

Many employers are in the midst of implementing redundancies or facing the difficult decision on whether or not to do so.  A common issue that arises in any larger scale redundancy procedure is the selection of employees by way of a scoring and how far you … Continue reading

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