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November 29, 2019

The conservative party have announced their election manifesto, committing to prioritising the “principle of fairness in the workplace”.   Source Conservative: Conservative manifesto .  Their proposals include:

  • Freeze the rates of income tax, National Insurance and VAT.

  • Increase the National Insurance threshold to £9,500 in 2020, with th...

November 22, 2019

The Liberal Democrat Party published its manifesto on 20 November 2019. Its key policies in relation to employment law include:

  • The introduction of a "dependent contractor" employment status to sit in between "employment" and "self-employment". Workers falling under this label would be entitled to national minimum wage, sick pay and holiday.

  • Chang...

November 21, 2019

In advance of the general election on the 12 December, the Labour party has published its manifesto pledges on employment law and industrial relations. 

Full details are found from page 59 onwards: manifesto

Key pledges include:

  • living wage of £10 per hour for all workers aged 16 or over

  • compel large companies to give employees 10% ownership of the...

August 5, 2016

The Labour leadership candidates, Jeremy Corbyn MP and Owen Smith MP, have set out a number of pledges to reform employment law. Both candidates would outlaw zero-hours contracts, repeal the Trade Union Act 2016 and abolish employment tribunal fees. Mr Corbyn would make union recognition compulsory in large companies. Mr Smith would allow electronic ballo...

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