Employment Bill Is Unlikely To Go Ahead

There are rumours that the much anticipated Employment Bill will likely be excluded from the Queen’s speech in May 2022, as indicated by an official government source.  This is the latest development in a long line of delays and broken promises on the planned legislation that would have particularly benefited gig workers and umbrella employees. […]

Calls For Employment Bill To Be Brought Forward

Labour MP Angela Rayner has called on the government to bring forward its promised employment bill to enshrine the right to work flexibly in law post-Covid after Rishi Sunak endorsed people returning to the office as “really beneficial”. “The Chancellor seems to be the only person who doesn’t recognise the benefits that flexible working can […]

Calls For “Right to Disconnect” Policy for Home Workers

Two thirds of home workers in the UK want to see a new ‘Right to Disconnect’ policy in the forthcoming Employment Bill, new polling from Prospect union has found.  The polling from Opinium found that 66% of those currently working remotely would support the policy, which would require companies to negotiate with their staff and […]

Major Overhaul of UK’s Audit Regime is Announced

The Business Secretary, Kwasi Kwarteng has announced major new reforms to the UK’s audit regime which aim to safeguard British jobs, avoid company failures and reinforce the UK’s reputation as a world-leading destination for investment. Public confidence in business has been undermined by large-scale company failures, such as Carillion, Thomas Cook and BHS, leading to […]

European Worker Rights Laws to be Reviewed?

Despite previous denials, the government is considering amending some key EU enshrined employment laws which protect workers.  According to a BBC report, Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng has confirmed some employment laws will be reviewed, but he also says that worker rights will not be diluted. According to the report, the working time directive is set […]