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Employment Matters

Issue 17: October 2022

Employment Matters

Editor's Note

Welcome to the October 2022 edition of Employment Matters: our round-up of the latest developments in employment law and key issues affecting employers and HR professionals.

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Employers – the true cost of health and safety non-compliance

Current UK health and safety regulations impose a number of responsibilities under the current criminal law regime on the "dutyholder" – most commonly the employer or owner of a business who has the duty to secure the health and safety of employees and non-employees.

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Launch of new Scale-up Visa

On 22 August 2022, the Home Office launched a new Scale-up visa route for high-growth UK companies to recruit highly-skilled talent from overseas. The new visa offers more flexibility and agility than the current Skilled Worker and Global Business Mobility Senior and Specialist Worker visa routes.

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A long awaited change to share option plans – CSOPs

The grant of tax favoured options to employees and directors under the Employee Share Ownership Plan (as it was then known) in the 1980s was credited with transforming entrepreneurial behaviour in Britain.

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