Tags: regulations

Union wins action for ZSL London Zoo catering workers

It has been revealed that Unite has won a claim on behalf of all catering staff who transferred from ZSL London Zoo to Charlton House Catering (trading as Ampersand) because of a failure to consult in advance of changing their employment conditions detrimentally. This failure to consult, contrary to Transfer of Undertakings Protection of Employment…

Government unveils Draft Deregulation Bill

The Government published its draft Deregulation Bill, which looks to reform rules about health and safety, apprentices and employment law. The proposed legislation, aimed at reducing health and safety regulations, limiting powers of employment tribunals and generally easing red tape on businesses, will now be scrutinised by a joint committee of MPs and peers. It…

Council guilty of breaching Agency Workers Regulations

A decision by an Employment Tribunal on Tuesday 5 February confirms that more than 150 Barnet Council workers are likely to receive compensation worth hundreds of thousands of pounds. The Employment Tribunal in Watford ruled that the Council failed to provide information on the number of agency workers it employed, which breaches the rules introduced…

CBI issues priorities for Agency Workers Regulations review

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has set out its analysis of the impact of the Agency Workers Regulations (AWRs) and issued its priorities for the upcoming Government review of the Regulations a year after they came into force. Research by the CBI has shown that 57% of firms that use temps have reduced their…

Commission welcomes age regulations

The Equality and Human Rights Commission welcomes the ban on age discrimination in services which comes into force today in England, Wales and Scotland. Evidence gathered by the Commission shows how many older people suffer ill-treatment and discrimination due to their age. Many older people told the Commission that care workers treated them badly, based…

DECC to scrap unnecessary energy regulations

As part of a drive to cut red tape burdens, Minister of State for Energy, Charles Hendry, has announced the scrapping of 86 Regulations and a further 48 improved regulatory regimes. Coupled with other reforms, DECC’s overall reform package is estimated to deliver businesses savings worth around £400m over the next 20 years. Minister of…

HSE opens consultation on revision of ACoPs

The HSE has opened a consultation on proposals to review its Approved Codes of Practices (ACoPs), as recommended by Professor Löfstedt’s independent review of health and safety legislation, ‘Reclaiming health and safety for all’. The consultation seeks views on proposals for the revision, consolidation or withdrawal of 15 ACoPs, which are to be delivered by…

CDM Regulations to be rewritten, announces HSE

The HSE has announced it will be re-drafting the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations for reissue in 2014. The construction industry and Professor Lofstedt’s Report have indicated that CDM 2007 is working well on the whole and that areas of concern lie mainly with the Approved Code of Practice and the implementation of the Regulations.…

Employers reminded of deadline for annual returns

The deadline is looming for UK employers to get their 2011/12 annual returns to HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC). Employer Annual Returns, which provide information on employees’ tax and national insurance deductions during the tax year, must be sent online to HMRC by 19 May. HMRC is writing this week to all employers who haven’t…