Category Archives: Government reforms

Government reforms (1): April Changes – Are you ready?

1 April 2022 Increase in National Living and Minimum Wage The new rates are as follows: Age 23 plus: National Living Wage increase from £8.91 to £9.50 per hour; Age 21 to 23 (inclusive): increase from £8.36 to £9.18 per hour; Age 18 to 20 (inclusive): increase from £6.56 to £6.83 per hour; Age 16…
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Government reforms (2): Compulsory vaccines – to be cancelled

covid vaccination
What do we already know? We updated you in our July 2021 Newsletter Government reforms (2): Coronavirus (Covid-19): Mandatory vaccinations for care home staff that the Government announced that from October 2021 anyone working in a registered care home providing nursing or personal care would need to be fully COVID-19 vaccinated with both doses by 11 November…
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Government reforms (5):  ACAS Guidance – Fire and rehire

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What do we already know? The practice of fire and rehire (also known as ‘dismissal and re-engagement’) is a way in which an employer can change terms within employees’ contracts of employment by giving notice to terminate and offering re-employment on new terms. This strategy is generally used as a last resort where the change…
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Government reforms (4):  Compulsory vaccinations – Healthcare

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  What do we already know? We updated you in our July 2021 Newsletter Government reforms (2): Coronavirus (Covid-19): Mandatory vaccinations for care home staff that the Government announced that from October 2021 anyone working in a registered care home providing nursing or personal care would need to be fully COVID-19 vaccinated with both doses. We also…
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Government reforms (6):  Wages – Tips for staff

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What do we already know? We updated you in our October 2018 Newsletter Government reforms (3): Top tips for staff that the Government announced plans to introduce new legislation to ensure that tips left for workers must go to them in full.  This was following the Government’s consultation on the issue in 2016.  However, no…
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Government reforms (1): Flexible working

flexible working
What do we already know? We updated you in our January 2020 Newsletter Government reforms: New Year, New Law! that the Government had announced in the earlier Queen’s Speech that it intended to introduce the right to work flexibly from the first day of employment.  This was planned to be part of the Employment Bill…
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Government reforms (3): ACAS Guidance – Care home vaccinations

nursing home
The guidance encourages consultation with recognised trade union or employee representatives, which should cover (among other things): What do we already know? We updated you in our July 2021 Newsletter Government reforms (2): Coronavirus (Covid-19): Mandatory vaccinations for care home staff that the Government announced that from October 2021 anyone working in a registered care home providing…
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Government reforms (2):  Response on carer’s leave 

carer
What do we already know?  In March 2020 the Government published it consultation on carer’s leave which set out proposals to allow carers to take one unpaid week per year to provide care. The care would be for a family member or a dependant who has a long term or significant care need. The consultation…
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Government reforms (3):  Guidance on mandatory vaccinations for care home staff

nursing home
What do we already know? We updated you in our July 2021 Newsletter Government reforms (2): Coronavirus (Covid-19): Mandatory vaccinations for care home staff that the Government announced that from October 2021 anyone working in a registered care home providing nursing or personal care would need to be fully COVID-19 vaccinated with both doses. What’s…
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Government reforms (4):  Immigration – Right to work checks

right to work
What do we already know? As part of an employer’s obligations to prevent illegal working, there is a requirement to check the right to work of all employees’ original documents in person on or before their first day of work. However, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, employers have temporarily not been required to see an…
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