CETA approved by EU parliament, but still no debate in Westminster

17 February 2017

The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Europe and Canada was voted in by the EU parliament this week, but it has still not been debated in Westminster.

Argos, Debenhams among Minimum Wage evaders

17 February 2017

Household names including Debenhams and Argos have been “named and shamed” this week for failing to pay the National Minimum Wage (NMW).

Taylor: Businesses are evading tax and workers feel like "slaves"

17 February 2017

In interviews before his tour of the UK to investigate the experiences of workers and employers in the modern economy, government job tsar Matthew Taylor has warned that businesses are deliberately exploiting vulnerable workers to evade tax.

Migrant workers 'being mislead on their rights'

17 February 2017

Migrant workers are being deliberately mislead on their rights, allowing employers to exploit them, the leader of the government's review into employment law and the gig economy has said.

Govt refuses public inquiry into blacklisting

13 February 2017

Business Minister Margot James has refused to conduct a public inquiry into blacklisting after being called to do so by Labour MPs.

Govt review into employment status and workers' rights finally surfaces

13 February 2017

In October 2014, then Business Secretary Vince Cable launched a review into employment statuses, noting an increase in precarious work. The review he commissioned was completed in December 2015 but was only published last week.

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