Category Archives: Government

Increase in tribunal payout from Feb 2013

From 1st February 2013 the maximum award for unfair dismissal claims will increase from £72,300 to £74,200. Other related payments will also be affected including Redundancy payments. The Government has announced increases to the limits for Employment Tribunal awards and … Continue reading

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Redundancy consultation period will be halved

The Government have announced plans to reduce the current 90 day minimum period, before large-scale redundancies can take place to 45 days. This controversial announcement has prompted Unions to accuse the Government of making it easier to sack staff. At … Continue reading

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Flexible Parental Leave from 2015

The Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg announced this week that a new flexible parental leave system will be implemented from 2015 Mothers will still be entitled to 52 weeks of maternity leave, but having taken the first two weeks after … Continue reading

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Government announces a new type of Employment Contract

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, has announced plans for the introduction of a new type of employment contract, called an ‘owner-employee’ contract. With these new types of contracts employees would give up their rights on unfair dismissal, redundancy, … Continue reading

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