Tribunal ruling in transgender tweet case overturned

10 June 2021

In a case which hit the headlines when JK Rowling was attacked for tweeting in favour of the plaintiff, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has now found in Maya Forstater’s favour in an appeal against an employment tribunal ruling.

Victory for staff involved in strikes or disputes?

10 June 2021

A judgment by the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) in a case taken by care worker Fiona Mercer against the Alternative Futures Group (AFG) has been described by her union as an important victory.

Consensus consultation on Construction Levy proposals

10 June 2021

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has confirmed that Construction Levy rates will remain the same for 2022–25 under proposals confirmed by the CITB Board last month, but with industry support to be measured this summer.

US sets and suspends tariffs on goods from the UK

10 June 2021

The United States Trade Representative (USTR) has announced additional tariffs on certain goods from a number of countries, including the UK, but has then immediately suspended their imposition.

Urgent call to tackle NHS and social care workforce burnout

10 June 2021

In a highly critical report, MPs on the Health and Social Care Committee have found that workforce burnout across the NHS and social care sector has reached an emergency level and poses a risk to the future functioning of both services.