Queen’s Speech Omits Employment Bill – Again!

We were disappointed to see that once again the Queen’s Speech (delivered by Prince Charles) has omitted to include the long awaited employment bill that was first promised in 2019.  It should have included draft legislation enabling the government to finally start regulating the umbrella sector, something that was first muted in 2017.  Now, some […]

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. […]

Queen’s Speech Surprise

Today’s Queen’s Speech had a very surprising omission, the much anticipated employment bill did not feature at all.  As she officially reopened Parliament, the Queen’s Speech in the House of Lords highlighted 30 laws that are intended to be passed in the coming year, including some carried forward from the previous session, however no employment […]