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The Equality Act 2010 (EqA) is explicit in its prohibition of pregnancy and maternity discrimination. Yet, in the period 2020–2021, the employment tribunals in the UK heard 1435 cases of pregnancy and maternity-related detriment or dismissal, making it the 5th most common discrimination claim.
A target of 80% of UK trade to be covered by free trade agreements (FTAs) by the end of 2022 has been set by the Department of International Trade. The House of Commons Public Accounts Committee (PAC) in a report published in March said that represented a significant challenge.
The UK’s approach to managing asbestos has been to act and then wait to see over the following decades if it was the right approach. Is this ‘hindsight’ policy working, asks SHW Live speaker Collette Willoughby.
The Building Safety Bill will protect leaseholders in housing blocks from many of the costs associated with the remediation of fire safety defects, but more needs to be done to ensure insurance companies contribute to the remediation fund, says Royston Smith MP.