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Employee shareholder provisions now approved

On 24 April 2013, the House of Lords finally approved the legislative provisions introducing employee shareholder status into UK law, having rejected them twice previously. As a result, the controversial ‘employee shareholder’ status will now become law and is likely … Continue reading

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Minimum wage increases

It was announced earlier this week that the government has accepted the recommendations of the Low Pay Commission to increase the national minimum wage by 12p for adults, lifting it from £6.19 per hour to £6.31 per hour. It will … Continue reading

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The Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) has just published a ‘Progress on Reform’ report

The Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) has just published a ‘Progress on Reform’ report which sets out a new implementation timetable in respect of some of the more major employment law reforms due to come into force later … Continue reading

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ACAS Consultation on Settlement Agreements opens

ACAS has now launched a consultation on a new ‘Code of Practice on Settlement Agreements’. The Code, which aims to help everyone in the workplace understand how settlement agreements will work in practice, is due to come into effect alongside … Continue reading

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Government announces that it will consult on technical changes to automatic enrolment into qualifying pension schemes

On Monday 11 February 2013 the government confirmed it plans to open a consultation next month on the proposed technical changes to auto-enrolment into a qualifying pension scheme. The objective is to provide employers and the pensions industry with an … Continue reading

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