Recent news

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

United Kingdom: Boohoo links executive bonuses to supply chain issue resolution

The online clothing retailer Boohoo has decided to restructure its executive bonuses to reflect progress made on governance, environmental and social issues …

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United Kingdom: Law Commission launches consultation on electronic trade documents

All companies trading internationally require a substantial number of personnel to process the current labour-intensive paper-based systems to handle trade documents …

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United Kingdom: Crucial collective bargaining case reaches Supreme Court

Following an 18th May 2021 Supreme Court hearing, employers keenly await the outcome of Kostal UK Ltd v Dunkley …

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United Kingdom: Adjusted right to work check measures extended to 20 June 2021

From 21st June 2021, employers must carry out full right to work checks by examining the applicant’s original documents or using the Home Office’s online tool …

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United Kingdom: Prices in pipeline

The annual rate of consumer (CPIH) price inflation stood at 1 …

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United Kingdom: Digital bank Monzo offers paid leave after pregnancy loss

The online banking company Monzo now gives 10 extra days of paid leave to employees if they lose a baby due to either miscarriage, stillbirth or abortion, regardless of when it occurs during the pregnancy …

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United Kingdom: MoU on the migration and mobility partnership between India and UK

A memorandum of understanding has been signed with the Indian government that will allow young workers to spend six months or more working in each other’s country …

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United Kingdom: Zero-rate of secondary NICs for Freeport employees

Up until 2012, there were five “free ports” operating in the UK …

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United Kingdom: High Court finds government failed to implement EU health and safety directives

Back in November 2020, the High Court in London found that the UK was in breach of two EU health and safety directives …

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United Kingdom: Check if you need a UK visa

The current pandemic has clearly reduced the number of EU Citizens being intercepted at UK entry points and repatriated because they are entering to work without a valid work visa, or because they are suspected of intending to seek work …

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United Kingdom: Salary and market trends survey 2021 (APM)

The latest annual salary survey report from the Association for Project Management has just been published …

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United Kingdom: The UK sanctions list

Since leaving the European Union at the end of last year, the UK has developed its own sanctions list …

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United Kingdom: Employment law hearing structures

The Law Commission has published its review of “Employment Law Hearing Structures” …

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United Kingdom: New Takeover Code rules on conditions and the offer timetable in force from July 2021

The Takeover Code will be modified on 5th July 2021 to remove the need for EU UK Competition and Market Authority Clearance …

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United Kingdom: Builders and Unite the union agree 1.5% pay rise for construction workers

Agreement has been reached amongst management representatives and unions on the Building and Allied Trades Joint Industrial Council (BATJIC) …

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