On 24 March 2020, the Government Equalities Office and the Equality and Human Rights Commission announced the decision to suspend the enforcement of the gender pay gap regulations for the 2019/2020 reporting year in light of the COVID-19 outbreak. This means that there is no requirement for companies to publish their gender pay data by

The Government confirmed last night that the introduction of the IR35/off payroll reforms to the private sector will be delayed until April 2021.  This is part of a broad package of measures that the Treasury has announced to protect the economy in light of the Covid-19 outbreak in the United Kingdom.  The Government has confirmed

As discussed in our previous posts in April 2019 and January 2020, the government intends to apply the IR35/off payroll reforms to the private sector in April 2020.  By way of reminder, the IR35 reforms are intended to apply to any individual who, but for the supply of their services through an intermediary, would otherwise

Since July 2017 when the Supreme Court abolished the requirement to pay a fee to issue a claim in the Employment Tribunal, there has been a steady increase in the number of claims issued in the Employment Tribunal, although the numbers are yet to reach the levels we saw before the fees regime was introduced.

At the end of January 2019, the Government launched a consultation which proposes plans to boost the protection given during redundancy to pregnant women and new parents returning to work.   Under the current law, before making an employee on maternity leave redundant, employers are under an obligation to offer them a suitable alternative vacancy where