The Price of Failure

June 25th, 2010

The Court of Appeal in the case of Gibb v Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust has overturned the High Court’s decision that a compromise agreement between the Trust and its former CEO, whom it dismissed following a damning report into hygiene standards at the Trust’s hospitals, was made ultra vires (outside the power of [...]

The Chancellor earlier this week announced the details of the coalition Government’s ‘emergency’ Budget to deal with the crisis in public finances. Employment-related measures include adjustment to the uprating mechanism for statutory payments and a rise in the threshold for National Insurance payments.
Significant measures relating to employment include:
• a consultation on ‘whether’ to phase out the [...]

Readers of this blog may be aware that the Government has announced that it will halt registration with the Vetting and Barring Scheme (VBS) in response to criticism that the current scheme is disproportionate, burdensome, and unduly infringes civil liberties. Voluntary registration with the VBS for new employees and job-movers working or volunteering with children [...]

In my first blog I asked this question. Now we have some more indication and will very likely get more flesh on the bones as the months pass away.
Employment legislation: less regulation?
This was a common mantra in both parties manifestos, the need to reduce the extent of business regulation. Both of the governing parties are [...]

Employment policy

June 10th, 2010

Over the past couple of days, I asked about what changes the new government proposes to make to employment law. Well, the coalition has now published its full ‘programme for government’. The plans for employment and discrimination law include proposals to do away with the default retirement age and extend the right to request [...]

Changes in Employment Law

June 9th, 2010

Yesterday, I asked the question, what changes is the new coalition government going to make to employment law? Some speculation from me, what about an increase in the qualification period for unfair dismissal from one to two years? Or maybe the introduction of issue fees for applications to the employment tribunal?

We are a month into to a new coalition government and we know we are in for big cuts to reduce the budget deficit. But what I would like to know, is what does the future hold for employment law? Any educated guesses out there?

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