Government sets out employment law reforms

The UK government has announced it will ensure EU equality and discrimination laws are reinstated before they expire at the end of the year, but other EU laws deemed to be a “burden” will now be...

Post-Brexit restrictions failing to plug low skilled vacancy gap

Post-Brexit restrictions on hiring migrant workers have not led to employers investing more in the recruitment and training of UK workers for low-skilled jobs.

Retained EU Law repeals are simply an administrative clear-up

The government's intention to repeal some employment law provisions as part of the Retained EU Law Bill has caused a stir among employment lawyers and HR professionals but the reality is, for the...

CIPD, TUC and others call on Shapps to scrap EU Law bill

The CIPD, Trades Union Congress (TUC) and Institute of Directors (IOD) are among 13 signatories of a letter to business secretary Grant Shapps calling on government to withdraw a bill proposing to...

Working time, holiday pay and TUPE at risk in latest EU law reforms

On 22 September secretary of state for business, energy and industrial strategy (BEIS) Jacob Rees-Mogg introduced a bill to put an end to EU-based legislation the UK has kept since the Brexit.

Brexit trade agreement to impact wages and productivity

The new EU-UK Trade and Co-operation Agreement (TCA) brought about by Brexit will negatively impact wages and productivity, according to a report from the Resolution Foundation.

Half of HRDs see retraining as solution to the skills gap

In the face of a shrinking talent pool and an ageing workforce, many employers are looking towards upskilling as a solution.

How (not) to handle disclosures by whistleblowers

Although the UK’s whistleblowing regime has been around for nearly 25 years, employers still frequently get into trouble when handling disclosures by employees. 

Business visas - an illegal working risk for 2022?

As we move into a new year with less restrictions on travel and the loss of free movement post Brexit, UK employers should be vigilant of the risk that business visitors pose from an illegal working...

Record wages for seasonal staff set to climb higher

Companies are paying record-high wages to secure seasonal staff this Christmas, yet may have to pay even more as vacancies lie open.

New visas announced to address labour shortages

With the public furore growing as quickly as the petrol pumps dried up, the government has been quick to act in response to the shortage of HGV drivers that has crippled the UK. It has been announced...

Hospitality jobs prove most difficult to fill post pandemic

Vacancies at hospitality businesses are more than twice as difficult to fill than other industries, with travel restrictions to the UK cited as a major hindrance.