Employment Matters
Issue 6

Tribunal fees are no more

In a seismic ruling, the Supreme Court has today ruled that the government acted unlawfully when it introduced Employment Tribunal fees in July 2013, and has ordered the fee system to be quashed.

Taylor made: the future of employment law?

In October 2016, Matthew Taylor, the chief executive of the RSA and a former adviser to Tony Blair, was commissioned by the prime minister to conduct a review of modern employment practices.

Employee Ownership - A New Way Forward

Last month, the Employee Ownership Association, in partnership with the John Lewis Partnership and the eaga Trust, launched an inquiry into the effect of employee ownership (EO).

Mental health at work

With at least one in six workers experiencing common mental health problems, including anxiety and depression, mental health is moving higher up the agenda for many employers.

Gender Pay Reporting

The BBC's pay gap revelation highlights the importance of carefully considering your gender pay reporting approach.

Trade union woes

The latest figures on trade union membership were published by the Office of National Statistics last week. They will not make for happy reading for the unions.

Brexit: the impact on free movement of workers

The rate of unemployment in the UK is just 4.6%, according to the Office of National Statistics' UK labour market statistical bulletin, published on 15 June 2017.