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22 June 2020 0 Comments Posted in Employment & HR, Events

Webinar: Covid 19 – The tough HR decisions: Exploring flexible furlough, redundancy and return to work

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Join Royds Withy King’s London Employment & HR team to discuss the important decisions to be made as businesses look at negotiating their way through the next phase of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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20 March 2020 0 Comments Posted in Employment, Opinion

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) announced

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The UK Government this evening (Friday 20 March) announced an unprecedented package of measures designed to protect jobs through the coronavirus crisis – strongly encouraging employers to think long and hard before making redundancies for this reason.

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24 September 2019 0 Comments Posted in Employment, Opinion

Thomas Cook Employees – the real victims of the collapsed holiday company show the UK’s Insolvency laws are not fit for purpose

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Amidst stories of financial chicanery fit only for the Wolf of Wall Street, there has been a tidal wave of emotion as the country waves goodbye (and certainly not au revoir) to another much loved High Street name and a cornerstone of the British package holiday market.

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30 January 2019 0 Comments Posted in Brexit, Employment, Opinion

What will the post-Brexit employment landscape look like?

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On Monday 28 January 2019, the Parliament voted in favour of the proposed immigration bill. This bill is now being considered by a Public Bill Committee which will scrutinise the Bill line by line and is expected to report to the House of Commons by Thursday 7 March 2019.

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21 January 2019 0 Comments Posted in Employment, Opinion

The EU Settlement Scheme has been extended – what can you do to help your workforce?

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British firms are backing their EU workforces by offering to pay their application fees for the EU Settlement Scheme which is today being extended to all European workers living in the UK in its third and final testing phase.

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26 November 2018 0 Comments Posted in Health & Social Care, Opinion

EU Settlement Scheme pilot for staff working in the social care sector and higher education

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EU citizens working in social care, health and the education sectors are being given the opportunity to confirm their lawful status in the UK ahead of Brexit which is less than four months away.

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5 November 2018 0 Comments Posted in Employment, Opinion

Post-Brexit employment landscape

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The pub and bar trade rely heavily on young and overseas employees. The British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) say that on average, 17% of the sector’s total workforce are overseas nationals with 14% coming from the EU. In larger metropolitan areas and in kitchen roles that can rise to 80%.

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11 October 2018 0 Comments Posted in Employment & HR, News

Mandatory reporting on ethnicity pay gaps for businesses – comment from Royds Withy King

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The Government has today launched a consultation that looks to introduce mandatory reporting on ethnicity pay gaps in businesses and organisations that have more than 240 employees. The consultation follows calls in September from the Equalities and Human Rights Commission, …

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9 October 2018 0 Comments Posted in Employment, Opinion

10 things we (might) know about the post-Brexit immigration system

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Prime Minister Theresa May and Home Secretary Sajid Javid have given their strong support to the recommendations of the MAC report at the Tory Party Conference. Whilst subject to negotiation, here are 10 things that are highly likely to appear in the long-awaited White Paper to be published this autumn.

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19 September 2018 0 Comments Posted in Employment, Opinion

The Migration Advisory Committee provides recommendations for a post-Brexit immigration system

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The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) has today published its long-awaited report on future migration following Brexit.

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10 September 2018 0 Comments Posted in Employment & HR, News

The TUC today calls for a four-day working week

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Comment from Richard Woodman, Partner in the Employment team at Royds Withy King: “Many employers are already going to great lengths to make the lives of their staff easier and more family friendly with flexible working now a high priority for …

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7 September 2018 0 Comments Posted in Health & Social Care, Opinion, Uncategorized

Social care disaster looms

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Employers have been warned of a deepening crisis in the social care sector which will affect hundreds of thousands of elderly and disabled people in the UK. A new report by the think tank Global Future predicts a bleak future for social care in the UK – unless the Government takes action, and strikes a deal to guarantee free movement of EU staff to help care for the booming elderly population.

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