The Government has announced that, in future, the text of European directives will be directly copied into UK law. The move is one of several principles intended to end ‘gold-plating’ of European legislation which the Government believes puts British businesses at a disadvantage in relation to their European competitors.
The key elements of the principles are:
• European [...]

The Employment Rights (Increase of Limits) Order 2010 SI 2010/2926 increases the limits on certain employment tribunal awards and other amounts payable under employment legislation from 1 February 2011.
The notable changes are:
• the limit on the amount of a week’s pay for the purposes of calculating, among other things, statutory redundancy payments and the basic award [...]

In ‘Equality Strategy – Building a Fairer Britain’, the Government has set out its new approach to equality under which legislation is not seen as a ‘panacea’. Under the strategy, the Government will develop a voluntary scheme for gender pay reporting for all private and voluntary sector businesses, and bring the provision on positive action [...]

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