Government Plans Greater Support for Whistleblowers

Employment Relations Minister, Jenny Wilmott has announced new measures that seek to strengthen whistleblowing legislation. The new system will provide more information and support to those who report wrongdoing in the work place. The changes to be introduced include: More practical guidance for employees on how whistleblowing works; A best practice guide for employers on… Read more »

Tenant Farming Report Published

The Scottish Government has recently published a report that sets out what are thought to be key barriers to the existence of a vibrant and thriving tenant farming sector in Scotland. The report was produced by the Agricultural Holdings Legislation Review Group, led by Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead, which has spent six months investigating… Read more »

Acas Launches New TUPE Guidance

New guidance on TUPE law has been launched by Acas to help the thousands of employers caught up in business transfers every year. The Transfer of Undertakings Regulations (TUPE) protect employees’ rights when the business or undertaking for which they work transfers to a new employer. According to Acas, as many as one in eight… Read more »

The Reality of Family Caring

There is a worrying lack of public awareness about the growing call on families to provide unpaid care, recent research has found. The survey, which was published by charity Carers UK to mark Carers Week 2014, says that there is an invisible army in the UK caring for increasing numbers of older, ill or disabled… Read more »