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

United Kingdom: Soaring prices worse than headline rates

The Office for National Statistics continues to publish the CPIH index figures because they reflect a lower rate of price inflation than the Consumer Price Index (CPI) …

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Northern Ireland: Miscarriage leave and pay

Following public consultation, a Bill is now being drawn up to introduce financial support from day one for mothers who experience a miscarriage during their pregnancy …

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Northern Ireland: No growth for real public sector pay during the last decade

Over the year to April 2022, median annual earnings increased by 3 …

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United Kingdom: New pointers to the selection for redundancy of fixed-term workers

Even if an employee is on a fixed-term contract, they enjoy a measure of protection from unfair dismissal during a redundancy exercise if they have been employed for two years or more …

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United Kingdom: COVID-19 pandemic far from at an end

The total number of deaths from COVID-19 in England and Wales between week 11 of 2020 and week 43 of 2022 was 189,749 …

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United Kingdom: Council workers accept deal that will give lowest-paid 10.5%

Public sector deal worth an average increase of 7% (plus extras) backdated to 1st April 2022 …

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United Kingdom: ICO consultation on the draft employment practices – monitoring at work draft guidance

Draft guidance from the Information Commissioners Office is now out for public consultation …

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United Kingdom: When can a mistake not be corrected? Court of Appeal rules collective agreements are not capable of rectification

Appeals court confirms that, unless specified in the agreement itself, collective agreements do not have any standing as a legal contract, per se …

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United Kingdom: Changes to redundancy regulations

The government has decided to support a private member’s Bill that would extend the protection from redundancy to pregnant mothers and, for a period of 18 months, to those returning from maternity, adoption and shared parental leave …

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United Kingdom: Reasserting the primacy of domestic law

A second reading of the “Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill 2022-23” has just commenced by the House of Commons …

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United Kingdom: Future statutory nightwork premiums in prospect

The Trade Union Congress has just launched its latest campaign, this time to highlight the plight of night workers …

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United Kingdom: COVID resurgence flies under the radar as exposure to other viruses resumes

COVID-19 has now officially killed 6 …

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United Kingdom: Upstream without a paddle

When monitoring the UK economy, it becomes clear why Noah is currently Britain’s favourite first name for new born boys …

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United Kingdom: First signs that jobs market is starting to shrink

Although many HR professionals continue to struggle with staff shortages, the reality is that the latest available employment rate (for June to August) was down 0 …

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United Kingdom: Deloitte employees can opt to access a portion of their supplementary pension funds before they retire

Deloitte employees may access a proportion of their company pension before they retire …

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