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17 January 2020

The NHS Long Term Plan Funding Bill, which will enshrine in law the Prime Minister’s promise to provide an extra £33.9 billion every year to reach an annual cash injection of £148.5 billion by 2024, entered Parliament this week.

17 January 2020

A report published this week by Her Majesty’s Probation Service Inspectorate has criticised the National Probation Service for its management of staff and their working conditions.

14 January 2020

Happy New Year to all from everybody at the Institute of Employment Rights.

We kick off 2020 under a new government, and closer than ever to leaving the European Union. As the IER has detailed in previous reports, both events introduce uncertainty for UK employment law. A detailed report and briefing on the potential impact of Brexit on workers’ rights was published by Professor Nicola Countouris and our President Professor Keith Ewing last year, the relevance of which has only increased since the results of the general election were announced.

Promoted Publication

Brexit and Workers' Rights

By Professors Nicola Countouris & Keith Ewing

Published September 2019

Now, on the brink of the third deadline for a Brexit deal, two leading UK academics consider the possible implications of a ‘no-deal Brexit’ for UK workers’ rights. They conclude that the process and the post-Brexit architecture will be owned and determined by the political party in power at the time of Brexit and they pose two alternative scenarios.