News - 17 - 29 September 2022
Published 30 September 2022
Hello and welcome to this week’s blistering news.
We start this week with a look at the Retained EU Law Bill which, if enacted, could usher in a near complete demolition of the EU employment protections currently enjoyed by workers including: TUPE, discrimination, Working Time Regulations and more.(1) Next we look at plans to scrap the IR35 reform rules by March 2023.(2) Continuing with the carnage of the Kwarteng budget, we have an article looking at government plans to tighten Universal Credit rules to pressure over 50’s to return to work.(3) In another of Kwasi’s ideas existing claimants could face sanctions if they don’t ‘seek better paid work.’(4)
The TUC has a number of articles this week. The first two look at the potential benefits of public ownership of energy supply.(5)(6)The final article is a statement of support for the Labour Party who plan to fully fund ‘breakfast clubs.’(7)
Shoosmiths solicitors report on gender bias in the transport sector.(8) The cost of living crisis has seen an early increase in the real living wage to £10.90 per hour.(9)In recognition of Dyslexia Awareness Week 2022 we look at the adjustments employers should be considering in the workplace.(10) We finish with caselaw, in this case whether supporting a football team amounts to a ‘philosophical belief.’(11)