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UK Government: Plan for Jobs

On 8 July, the UK Chancellor announced proposals to help UK businesses have the confidence to retain and hire staff. The Government announced that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has helped employers pay the wages of 9 million employees across the UK.  However, the scheme will come to an end on 31 October 2020 and as the economy is now beginning to reopen, the summer economic update looks at the Government’s second phase of its response to the Coronavirus with a targeted Plan for Jobs.

The Plan includes the following proposals to support employers:

  • A Job Retention Bonus. This will
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What employment law changes are expected in the UK in 2017?

A number of developments in UK employment law are expected this year. This post takes a look at some of the key changes.

Mandatory gender pay gap reporting

In the UK, on average, women earn less than men. In order to address this issue, and following a lengthy consultation, draft regulations have been published which, subject to parliamentary approval, will come into force in April 2017.

Under the Regulations, private and voluntary sector employers with at least 250 employees will be required to publish annual gender pay gap figures.

Employers must publish:

  • the difference between the mean (average) hourly rate
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