According to the latest figures from the Department for Education (DfE), only 48,000 people began an apprenticeship between May and July this year, down from 117,000 in the same period in 2016. So why is this? The the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) says it is unlikely to be the apprenticeship levy as 98% of firms are […]
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Why does this matter when we are leaving the EU? Well, we are not leaving fast enough to avoid this, the European Social Security Number The European Commission has announced proposals to create a European Social Security Number (ESSN) that should see this initiative brought to fruition before the UK leaves the EU. The plan involves creating […]
The Fit for Work Scheme was set up to help employers and employees manage sickness absence but it has had very limited success. All GPs in England are able to offer their working patients a referral to the service but most ( 65% in one survey) found had not referred a single person under the scheme. […]
All those eligible for employment tribunal fee refunds can now apply, The opening stage of the phased repayment scheme launched in October has now been successfully completed. Those eligible will have paid fees at an employment tribunal or Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) between 29 July 2013 and 26 July 2017. Anyone who thinks they may […]
Now here is some important HR advice, in what may be regarded as one of the most significant decisions in employment law in recent years, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously on 26 July 2017 that tribunal fees are unlawful. The Government responded to this decision by announcing that these fees would be abolished with immediate […]
UNISON has welcomed the decision of the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT)