Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is the department responsibile for business, industrial strategy, science, innovation, energy, and climate change. It follows the merger in 2016 of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), a reorganisation which also saw apprenticeships and the skills agenda move to the Department for Education (DfE).

Businesses urged to use the Redundancy Payment Service

The government's Redundancy Payments Service is being underused by businesses on the brink of collapse, says a prominent accountancy firm.

High Court: Government failed gig workers’ health and safety

13 Nov 2020

The government has failed to implement important EU health and safety protections for workers into UK law, a judicial review...

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MPs shine a light into dark corners of fashion supply chains

9 Nov 2020

The BEIS Committee is trying to gauge the potential use of forced labour in China in brands' supply chains. We report on the first evidence hearing.

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PwC to resign as Boohoo auditor after working conditions inquiry

19 Oct 2020

In the latest sign of growing fears among the large accountancy firms over reputational damage, PwC is set to resign as auditor of fashion retailer Boohoo.

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Energy firm’s new job plans lauded by Boris Johnson

5 Oct 2020

Octopus Energy has been hailed by the Prime Minister as a world leader in future tech job growth.

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MP’s bid to protect women from unfair redundancy gets over first hurdle

10 Jul 2020

Maria Miller's proposals aim to bolster rights of women on maternity leave, who are often considered an easy target for redundancy.

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BEIS clarifies furlough holiday rules for staff and temps

14 May 2020

CJRS does not alter the position as to whether or not agency workers are entitled to accrue holiday.

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The tide turns for workplaces as lockdown eases

5 May 2020

Return to the workplace: should we expect 'normality' or do we stand on the brink of a new era?

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TUC and CBI offer contrasting views of draft return to work guidance

4 May 2020

TUC critical of non-binding guidance; CBI applauds government 'flexibility within a framework'.

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Coronavirus: Support planned for self-isolators who don’t qualify for sick pay

6 Mar 2020

The government is drawing up plans to offer financial support to people who are self-isolating but who do not qualify...

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Huge public sector redundancy payouts revealed despite ‘ban’

24 Feb 2020

Level of payouts far in excess of stated government cap of £95,000.

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‘Perverse’ minimum wage enforcement replaced by ‘proportionate’ approach

11 Feb 2020

The government has abandoned its previously “pedantic” regime.

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New parents and expectant mothers to receive more redundancy protections

25 Jul 2019

The legal protections for pregnant women and new mothers are to be extended to six months after they return to...

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Businesses may need to compensate workers facing cancelled shifts

19 Jul 2019

The government has announced new proposals of compensation for workers when their shift is cancelled at short notice

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Outsourced government workers strike over pay

22 May 2019

Outsourced workers at two government departments are striking over low pay and changes to pay cycles which a union has...

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