Recent news

Latest items of recent news relevant to United Kingdom as reported in our fortnightly newswire ‘Dernières nouvelles’.

United Kingdom: Industrial action and protection from detriment

Employers are still examining the implications of a Court of Appeal ruling concerning the protection of workers who take part in strikes …

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United Kingdom: Transformation in the corporate landscape

A significant transformation is taking place in the corporate landscape …

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England and Wales: Skills and Post-16 Education Bill

The Skills and Post-16 Education Bill has received Royal assent and is now law …

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United Kingdom: Brexit prompts 25% drop in UK imports from EU, says LSE research

Over the year following the ending of the Brexit transition period, significant changes have taken place in trade patterns …

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United Kingdom: Virgin Media O2 to fund gender transition treatment for trans and non-binary staff

Gender transmission treatment for transgender and non-binary employees to be funded by Virgin Media 02 …

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United Kingdom: New leave policy launched at Vodafone

The company is now offering its UK employees a fresh range of family-friendly benefits …

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United Kingdom: Changes on international data transfer

Three important changes have taken place on the international data transfer front in recent months …

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United Kingdom: Siemens UK introduces automated car rental programme for employees

A new company car scheme has been launched for the majority of business travel …

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United Kingdom: Mistakes in collective agreements

Court to consider rewording of a collective agreement to overcome an error in its interpretation …

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United Kingdom: Tesco staff to see pay rise to £10.10 an hour

The Tesco supermarket chain has reached an agreement with the USDAW trades union establishing a new minimum pay rate …

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United Kingdom: Government to produce statutory code of practice on ‘fire and rehire’

A new statutory code of practice has been announced to parliament concerning the controversial practice of ‘fire and rehire’ …

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United Kingdom: High potential individual (HPI) route

New immigration rules to be launched in respect to the High Potential Individual (HPI) route and the Scale-up route …

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United Kingdom: Parliament approves data transfer agreement

The UK’s own version of the International Data Transfer Agreement has been approved by the Westminster Parliament …

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United Kingdom: Implementing the Remaining Provisions of the Trade Union Act 2016 – April 2022

With effect from 1st April 2022, Employers Associations and Trade unions have become subject to new powers introduced through changes to the Trade Union Act …

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United Kingdom: Pro bono legal service

The Employment Lawyers Association now has in place a pro-bono committee to encourage lawyers to work with those who cannot afford legal representation …

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