The REC are calling on the Matthew Taylor Review to focus on promoting awareness of rights, enhancing voice for all workers not just employees and driving good practice through supply chains.
The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) has issued a new call for evidence to review whether it would be sensible to fill certain subject teachers in primary and secondary schools through non-European Economic Area (EEA) migration, by whether or not they should be retained on the UK shortage occupation list. This would mean employers are not required to demonstrate that they have applied the resident labour market test in order to issue a Tier 2 certificate of sponsorship.
It is now ten days since the EU referendum outcome. Following our initial response, the REC’s priority has been to consult with members and to use this ongoing feedback to start building a clear vision for what a post-EU jobs market and business landscape should look like.
An update on the HMRC consultation on reforming the IR35 rules for public sector workers.
The Enterprise Act 2016 received Royal Assent on 4 May 2016. The measures contained in the Act aim to support UK businesses through cutting ‘red tape’, encouraging investment in skills, and by tackling the issue of late payments for small businesses.
As of Sunday 8th May 2016, changes to the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003 (the ‘Conduct Regulations’) came into force. This policy update details the changes.
The Immigration Act 2016 received royal assent on 12 May. The Act will introduce a number of measures that members should be aware of including the creation of a new Director of Labour Market Enforcement, the expansion of the GLA, and a new Immigration Skills Charge on Tier-2 visas
The government confirms changes to the Tier 2 visa system, including a raise in salary threshold and the creation of the Immigration Skills Charge.
An update on NHS Agency Rules from 1 April and next steps for REC members.
A brief overview of recent announcements in the 2016 Budget on IR35 in the public sector.