Employment

HM Treasury - Employment status

HM Treasury has launched a consultation seeking views on whether the options proposed in the Taylor Review of Modern Work Practices could achieve more certainty and clarity for businesses when determining employment status, particularly in relation to the realities of the modern labour market

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BEIS – Increasing Transparency in the Labour Market

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has launched a consultation seeking views on the recommendations in the Taylor review of modern working practices that focus on increasing transparency between employers and individuals in the UK labour market

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FRC: UK Corporate Governance Code

The Financial Reporting Council has opened a consultation on proposals for a revised UK Corporate Governance Code to reflect the changing business environment and help UK companies achieve the highest levels of governance

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Low Pay Commission: National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage Rates

The Low Pay Commission (LPC) have launched their consultation on future National Minimum Wage and the National Living Wage rates. In its annual submission to the Low Pay Commission, ACS has raised concerns about the measures that retailers are being forced to take as a result of the National Living Wage increasing to £7.50 per hour in April 2017. Key figures from the submission include:

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BEIS: Taylor Review

The Taylor Review regards employment practices in the modern economy. It will consider how employment practices need to change in order to keep pace with modern business models.

The review will evaluate whether the regulatory environment can be better aligned with a changing labour market and the emerging ‘gig’ economy.

It will focus on six key themes, namely security, pay and rights; progression and training; the balance of rights and responsibilities for new business models; representation; under-represented groups; and new business models.

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DWP: Work, health and disability: improving lives

The Department for Work and Pensions has launched a consultation on its green paper on improving employment prospects for disabled people and people with long term health conditions. The green paper also explores whether Statutory Sick Pay needs reformed.

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Low Pay Commission: National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage

The Low Pay Commission (LPC) have launched their consultation on future rates of the National Minimum Wage and the National Living Wage.

The LPC sought views on what impact future rates would have on businesses and also collected evidence on what effect the introduction of the National Living Wage has already had on employers.

They LPC are particularly interested in what measures businesses have implemented in order to mitigate the cost of the National Living Wage.

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