Monthly Archives: February 2016

Misconduct in Public Office – Law Commission review of the common law offence

The Law Commission is undertaking a review of the criminal offence of misconduct in public office. In recent years, there has been a significant increase in the number of attempted prosecutions and successful convictions under the auspices of this offence … Continue reading

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Parliamentary Progress – Public Sector Exit Payments

The Enterprise Bill is making progress through Parliament and was considered at Public Committee on 11 February 2016. Anna Soubry (Minister for Small Business) and Greg Hands (Chief Secretary to the Treasury of the Conservative Government) have provided guidance on the … Continue reading

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Mandatory Gender Pay Gap Reporting – Government Consultation on Draft Guidelines

We previously reported on the Government’s aspiration to “end the gender pay gap in a generation.” One of the ways they hope to achieve this is by requiring employers to report data on pay. A draft of the Equality Act … Continue reading

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Postponements in the Employment Tribunal – Government moves to limit the number of postponements that can be granted to a party

Section 151 of the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 made provision for limiting the number of postponements a party may apply for in an Employment Tribunal and requiring a Tribunal to consider making an order for costs against … Continue reading

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