Tribunal asked to rule on unpaid holidays worth +£1 million

4 February 2020

The Independent Workers' Union of Great Britain (IWGB) will be at the London Central Employment Tribunal this week attempting to prove that an NHS contractor owes 45 medical couriers for unpaid holidays stretching back up to 20 years.

Trade Secretary hails new era for UK exporters

3 February 2020

International Trade Secretary Elizabeth Truss has marked the day that the UK formally left the European Union by saying that this would be “a new era” for British trade.

Immigration policy report gets mixed reception from business

3 February 2020

We reported last week on the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) report on a points-based system (PBS) for migrant workers and salary thresholds for immigration (see MAC suggests cut in salary threshold for skilled immigrants).

Get set for Children's Mental Health Week

3 February 2020

From 3 to 9 February, the sixth Children’s Mental Health Week will take place with schools, youth groups, organisations and individuals across the UK invited to take part under this year’s theme of “Find your Brave”.

Blue collar worker suicides

3 February 2020

The US Government’s Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has reported a major increase in working age suicides over the last two decades, with particularly high rates among blue collar workers, prompting concerns about similar trends in the UK.

HSE Brexit announcement as UK finally leaves EU

3 February 2020

Now that the UK has finally left the EU, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has set out advice with regard to the Brexit transition period, which has now started and which ends on 31 December 2020.

Free period products for all schools and colleges

31 January 2020

A new scheme announced by the Department for Education (DfE) is set to give pupils easy access to period products at school or college, helping to break down stigmas and ensure no young person’s education is disrupted by their period.

Stuck schools struggle

31 January 2020

So-called stuck schools face a range of social problems, including cultural isolation, a jobs market skewed towards big cities and low expectations from parents.