Tag: 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.

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Union gearing up for public service changes

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...

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Expert says flexible working has its benefits

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"...

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Law Society offers verdict on Queen’s Speech

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...

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Workers look to carry on past retirement age

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...

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Equality Pay Act ‘no longer fit for purpose’

The 1975 Equal Pay Act is "no longer fit for purpose" and is in drastic need of reform.That is according to the Equality and Human Right Commission, which has suggested that it should no longer be up to employees to...

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Flexible working extension decision praised

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...

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