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).

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

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

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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MP seeks to rescue new mums’ redundancy protection plans

21 May 2019

The government is accused of dragging its feet over protections for new mothers as a private member's bill is introduced in the House of Commons...

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Executive pay: ‘Weak’ remuneration committees must do more

26 Mar 2019

Companies must do more to link executive pay to that of the rest of their workforce according to MPs who...

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New EU employment law to be reviewed by Parliament post-Brexit

6 Mar 2019

Theresa May will today unveil how the UK government will handle emerging EU laws concerning workers’ rights after Brexit.
The...

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Unethical use of NDAs to be outlawed

4 Mar 2019

Non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) and confidentiality clauses that attempt to conceal harassment and discrimination could be made unlawful under proposals announced by government.

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New mums to receive six months more redundancy protection

25 Jan 2019

Pregnant women and new mothers returning to work after having children are to receive greater protection from being treated unfairly,...

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