Concerns raised about new anti-strike laws

8 December 2023

The Joint Committee on Human Rights (JCHR), which includes both MPs and peers, has written to the Government to express serious concerns that its anti-strike legislation may breach international law.

EHRC assesses progress over the past five years

6 December 2023

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has produced a major report, the “Equality and Human Rights Monitor”, which assesses the status of equality and human rights across Britain, with a particular focus on the nine protected characteristics safeguarded by the Equality Act 2010.

Government to increase minimum salary needed to get skilled worker visas

5 December 2023

Responding to the recent figures showing increases in annual immigration, quite apart from those entering the UK in “small boats”, Home Secretary, James Cleverly, has told Parliament that the Government intends to increase the minimum salary needed to get a skilled worker visa.

Government issues draft guidance on working with AI

1 December 2023

With the Government calling on the business community and experts to help shape final guidance, the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT) and Innovate UK have issued draft guidance to help employers to give their workers the skills they need for jobs alongside artificial intelligence (AI).

Employment support launched for over one million people

30 November 2023

The Treasury, Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) have unveiled a package of employment-focused support that will, it is claimed, help people stay healthy, get off benefits and move into work.

Unemployment higher than a year ago as vacancies continue to decline

29 November 2023

The November 2023 Labour Market Overview, published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), shows that vacancies fell between August and October 2023 for the 16th consecutive period, with the estimated number down by 58,000 on the quarter to 957,000.