Tags: Queen’s Speech

New Immigration Bill means more burden on employers

The new Immigration Bill that is set to kick off this week has caused upset among legal professionals after they have hit back at the Prime Minister’s speech. They say both businesses and workers are being targeted in a negative way, with migrant workers being targeted and punished and more burden being put on businesses shoulders.

CBI calls for zero hours to be protected, ahead of Queens Speech today

The CBI commented on possible new legislation expected to be announced in the Queen’s Speech. Katja Hall, CBI Deputy Director-General, said: “With the economic recovery gathering momentum and broadening out, we want the final session of Parliament to help embed growth and job creation for the long-term, delivering prosperity for all. At this stage of…

Unison, Europe’s largest public sector union, is readying itself for a "cataclysmic change" they expect to happen to the UK’s public services over the coming months. Its general secretary Dave Prentis told the body’s national executive council yesterday (June 3rd) that although reducing a deficit of £150 billion is a challenge, this is due to…

Europe’s biggest public sector union has shown its support for the government to extend flexible working among UK companies. Michelle Singleton, assistant policy officer at Unison, said that it is "good to see" promises that could offers benefits to employers and employees and indicated that many British business were unduly concerned about implementing measures such…

Following the release of a report by KPMG and CIPD, which claims that 800 businesses surveyed believe that many employment laws have little value and should be repealed, Audrey Williams, Head of Discrimination at international law firm Eversheds comments: “The KPMG/CIPD report mentions the Working Time Regulations, the Agency Workers Regulations and the current paternity…

The Law Society has released feedback on the Queen’s Speech and what it could mean for ‘the principles of justice’. Law Society President Robert Heslett said: “Over the coming months we will be actively lobbying the new Government to ensure that the principles of justice, fairness – and in particular the ‘rule of law’ –…

New research has revealed that 70 per cent of UK workers are planning to stay in employment past the standard retirement age. The Real Retirement Report by insurance company Aviva indicates that those employees in their last ten years before reaching 65 may have to contend with lower incomes and less money saved up. According…

UK companies need to brace themselves for a tough time ahead and the possibility of thousands more job losses, it has been suggested. According to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), 600,000 more people will be made redundant this year. John Philpott, chief economist at the CIPD, said that the organisation expected to…

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has backed the government’s decision not to put flexible working extension plans on hold. It was thought the extension of the right to request flexible working could be postponed due to the current financial crisis. However, it was not mentioned in the Queen’s speech and the government…

The government has announced new legislation which will mean 25 million employees will benefit from a right to request time at work to undertake training. Each employee will be given the right to request the relevant training they need to improve their skills and to have this properly considered by their employer. Ministers believe the…