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Unpaid work schemes: slave labour or step on the ladder?

Against the back drop of a market flooded with unemployed graduates, in an attempt to get the recipients of benefits back to work, the government proposed that graduates and the long-term unemployed do unpaid work schemes. The aim is to … Continue reading

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TUPE: Location location location…

The case of Abellio London Ltd v Musse & Ors has added force to previous case law in stating that in a transfer involving TUPE, an incoming employer planning to move inherited employees to another location risks such a move … Continue reading

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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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Doctor’s strike: A bitter pill to swallow

In a decision very unpopular with the public and the media, the BMA has confirmed that for the first time in almost 40 years Doctors will take industrial action over the implementation of major changes to the NHS pension scheme. … Continue reading

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Mr Gove’s wish: deregulation

Michael Gove yesterday submitted a 71 page proposal to the Teachers’ Pay Review Body in which he states that he wants to introduce radical pay reform to teachers’ pay by scrapping national salary scales. This would enable head teachers and governors to negotiate and set teachers’ salaries within … 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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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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UK Border Agency completes Biometric Residence Permits rollout

On 29 February 2012, the UK Border Agency completed its rollout of biometric residence permits (BRPs) to new applicants in the UK. As a result, the number of biometric residence permits issued by the agency will significantly increase. What this … Continue reading

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