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Labour enforcement agencies – six potential developments

31 Jul 2017, by in Working Life

The Immigration Act 2016 brought about significant changes to the remit and powers of the Gangmasters Labour Abuse Authority.  It also created the position of director of labour market enforcement.  Sir David Metcalf has been appointed to this post.  It is the director who is responsible for developing an overarching strategy for the three key…




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Employment Tribunal Fees found to be unlawful

26 Jul 2017, by in Working Life

Following UNISON’s legal challenge, the Supreme Court has, today, ruled that employment tribunal fees are unlawful because they price workers out of accessing justice and discriminate against women. This means that from today, employment tribunal fees will no longer apply and that all previous fees that have been paid will have to be repaid. The…




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Our enforcement system isn’t working. What’s the Taylor Review going to do about it?

21 Jul 2017, by in Working Life

The Taylor Review includes a section on “fairer enforcement”, which concludes with the statement: “The two-tier enforcement framework in the UK works”. No it doesn’t.  Two things immediately spring to mind that show this statement isn’t true: Employment tribunal fees price people out of justice. Ministry of Justice statistics show that claims have dropped by…




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