College publishes latest Barred List

10 December 2019

As part of its commitment to transparency, the College of Policing has published the latest figures for the Police Barred List.

Why employers should be concerned about domestic abuse

9 December 2019

“The silence must be broken and the misunderstanding that domestic abuse is not a workplace issue due to the myth that it only happens at home need to be dispelled. Three-quarters of those affected by domestic abuse are targeted at work.”

Tribunal ruling suggests changes to gig economy

6 December 2019

TUPE protection safeguards the rights of “employees” who work for a business or on a contract that is transferred to another organisation and, until now, has not been thought to apply to “workers”.

New social work regulator in England

6 December 2019

Promising a new era for social workers in England, Social Work England (SWE) has replaced the Health and Care Professions Council as the regulator for nearly 100,000 employees in the sector.

Impact of election on local government services

5 December 2019

Noting that local government funding is rarely a major battleground in election campaigns, the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has nevertheless analysed the plans for English local authority funding set out in the three main party manifestos.

NHS workforce being hollowed out

4 December 2019

New analysis by a leading healthcare charity shows that the health service is increasingly having to rely on less-skilled clinical support staff to fill gaps in services when there are not enough nurses.

Concerns that the minimum wage is becoming politicised

4 December 2019

While the available evidence suggests that there is scope to explore more ambitious increases in the minimum wage in the UK, a leading economic research institute has said that the issue may be becoming too politicised.

Supreme Court extends protection for whistleblowers

3 December 2019

If a manager lies about the reasons for giving an employee poor performance reviews, and suggests that she should be dismissed, is the resultant dismissal fair if the senior person making it honestly believed the false reports?