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Labour Party recommits to IER proposal for universal status of worker

The Labour Party has confirmed that it will continue to push for the reform of the employment status system to abolish insecure work.

Unions celebrate win over third-party harassment protection

The government has announced that employers will be liable for protecting their workers from third-party harassment.

UK lawyers hit back at govt attempts to ‘undermine rule of law’

The Prime Minister has echoed the comments of Priti Patel in saying lawyers are "lefties" who act against the public interest.

Half of agency workers forced into exploitative umbrella companies, TUC estimates

Agency work is expected to soar in a post-pandemic UK and the TUC has warned exploitation is rife in the sector.

“Devil will be in the detail” of Labour Party’s ‘new deal for working people’

The IER welcomes the Labour Party's continued commitment to trade union rights, but warns that careful policymaking is critical to its success.

Govt ‘may quash dissent’ with Judicial Review reform

The new Judicial Review and Courts Bill will weaken citizens' rights when battling unlawful government actions.

With privatisation “caring relationships become impossible”, Lord Hendy QC tells the House

Lord John Hendy QC told the House of Lords that the Elderly Social Care (Insurance) Bill does not respond to the crisis in social care.

MPs vote in favour of the Policing Bill

The Policing Bill has passed through the House of commons with the support of every single Conservative Party MP.

NHS Bill ‘opens the door to increased privatisation’

Private companies, including US-based insurance firms, will have a say on the provision of services.

“Absolutely no justification” for human rights reform

The Joint Commmitee on Human Rights has warned the government to abandon plans to "update" the Human Rights Act.

Policing Bill “oppressive and wrong” says Human Rights Committee

Both MPs and two-thirds of the public say they would be concerned about plans to criminalise protest.

Probation renationalised, but that’s not enough to fix past mistakes, govt warned

The national watchdog for probation has criticised Chris Grayling's ill-advised privatisation experiment and urged the government to fix it.
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