HR News

Enterprise and immigration: two new Bills

Both the Enterprise Bill and the Immigration Bill contain measures which will affect the work of HR professionals.

Health and safety and the self-employed

From 1 October 2015 new regulations exempt self-employed persons whose work activity poses no potential risk to the health and safety of other workers or members of the public from having to comply with certain aspects of health and safety law.

August 2015 inflation data

Consumer Prices Index inflation in the year to August 2015 fell to 0.0%. The detailed figures are as follows:

Public sector: recovery of exit payments and payments cap

Public sector employees earning more than £100,000 a year will have to repay exit payments on a pro-rata basis if they return to the same part of the public sector within 12 months. And the government intends to cap the total amount of redundancy and other exit payments that can be made to individuals leaving the public sector to £95,000.

Fit for Work – employer referrals now live

Employer referrals, as opposed to just GP referrals, to the Fit for Work scheme are now possible.

Tribunal fees to be abolished in Scotland

The Scottish Government has signalled its political intent to abolish employment tribunal fees.

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