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Change to Collective Redundancy in the offing

The Government has launched a consultation to consider changes to the rules on collective redundancies. The proposals include: • a new non statutory code of practice • a reduction in the length of the consultation period for collective redundancies from … Continue reading

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Obligatory Equal Pay Audits proposed for employers who lose equal pay claims

Employers who lose sex discrimination cases will be required to carry out equal pay audits across their workforce and may also be ordered by tribunals to publish a comparison of men and women’s earnings across their entire business. These proposals … Continue reading

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Will the Seldon case bring back enforced retirement?

The recent case of Seldon v Clarkson Wright and Jakes presented an opportunity for the Supreme Court to consider the circumstances in which enforcing a compulsory retirement age could be justified.   The Equality Act 2010, prohibits employers from (amongst other … Continue reading

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Local Government Pension Scheme: New draft legislation proposes mandatory bond requirement for admission agreements

In December 2011 the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) issued a consultation letter to all administering authorities in the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) inviting comments on the draft provisions of its proposed new legislation: the Local Government … Continue reading

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Government announces final proposals for public sector pensions reform

9 March 2012 saw the Government announce the final proposals for reform of the PCSPS, NHSPS, and Teachers Pension Schemes, to come into effect from April 2015. Continuing on separately are the LGPS negotiations, which have a different timeframe for … Continue reading

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Are registered providers public bodies in their capacity as employers?

In an important case which helps clarify some of the uncertainties left behind by the case of Weaver v London & Quadrant Housing Trust, judgment has today been handed down by Manchester County Court in the case of Smith v … Continue reading

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The Budget 2012

Wednesday, 21 March 2012 saw the UK’s Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne announce the Government’s Budget for the financial year 2012-2013. According to the Treasury department, The Budget 2012 maintains the Government’s existing strategy, setting out measures aimed at … Continue reading

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