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Only 2% of couples eligible for shared parental leave use it

14 February 2018

Government estimates show the proportion of couples eligible to share parental leave who take up the opportunity could be as low as 2%.

Workers' rights 'in the frame' for post-Brexit cuts

12 Febuary 2018

The government's impact assessment on the EU singles out workers' rights as a potential area for "maximising regulatory opportunities", according to MPs.

Uber launches 'feedback programme' instead of workers' rights

09 February 2018

Under fire for shoddy employment practices, 'gig' employer Uber has launched a driver feedback programme instead of providing its drivers with legal workers' rights.

One in four 'gig' workers earn less than NMW

09 February 2018

A quarter of people working in the gig economy earn less than the National Minimum Wage, a new government-commissioned report has shown.

Social care expert responds to NAO report: care can be improved through fair pay and conditions for carers

08 February 2018

The National Audit Office (NAO) today revealed an increase in emergency admissions of 87,000 in 2015-16, massively overshooting the government's target of a 106,000 reduction in admissions and costing £311 million in additional funds.

Govt responds to Taylor Review; holds back from full reforms

07 February 2018

The government has responded to the Taylor Review into Modern Working Practices, saying it will change legislation to improve workers' awareness of their rights and go further to punish employers who do not comply.

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