Political elections

HR policy and procedure is heavily influenced by employment law and that is dictated by the Government of the day. Here we provide guidance for HR and employers relating to political elections. Manifesto promises made in general elections, European elections, mayoral  and local elections or specific referendums, can result in potential changes in employment law which HR professionals need to have in their sights.


Workers’ rights ‘watered down’ in Johnson’s Brexit deal

The issue of what happens to workers’ rights has become a central plank in the Brexit debate as MPs prepare...

Political beliefs in the workplace: what does the law say?

15 Oct 2019

As the debate over Brexit reaches a crescendo and leavers and remainers disagree on what should happen next, Richard Fox...

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Warnings as Brexit and China stifle recruitment firms

8 Oct 2019

Two of the UK’s largest recruitment firms have both issued lacklustre trading statements as market conditions deteriorate, a trend confirmed with the latest data from the UK resourcing industry.

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TUC urges Labour to scrap ‘all anti-union’ laws

21 Sep 2019

Pressure is mounting on Labour from the unions to commit to repealing all anti-union legislation since the 1980s.

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Labour would create ‘Ministry of Employment Rights’

10 Sep 2019

A future Labour government would create a ministry of employment rights and a workers’ protection agency, Jeremy Corbyn has announced....

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Labour could ban City bonuses

6 Sep 2019

John McDonnell, the shadow chancellor, has said a future Labour government could ban bonuses in the City, unless the financial...

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Anger at Johnson’s politicisation of police recruitment launch

6 Sep 2019

The chief constable of West Yorkshire Police has criticised the prime minister for making a political speech about Brexit while...

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Labour party pledges day-one flexible working right

25 Feb 2019

Employees would have the right to request flexible working from day one of their employment under a Labour government, with ...

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Employers unprepared for lower migration after Brexit

12 Jun 2017

Employers are unprepared for the lower levels of migration pledged by the Government after the UK leaves the EU, a...

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Hung parliament means more uncertainty for HR

9 Jun 2017

Employment policies face an uncertain future after the general election ended in a hung parliament, with the Conservative party unable...

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PPMA president: What the public sector needs from the next Government

8 Jun 2017

Caroline Nugent is the new president of the Public Services People Managers’ Association (PPMA). On election day, she puts forward ...

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Corbyn vs May: Leadership styles in the spotlight

7 Jun 2017

Tomorrow sees the most momentous election in Britain in decades. While we have focused on policies that might affect the...

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Election 2017: where do the parties stand on employment issues?

7 Jun 2017

As campaigning draws to a close, we run down the policies that would most influence the employment landscape

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Labour would launch unskilled migrant visa, according to leaked policy

31 May 2017

Labour would launch a policy to allow unskilled migrants into the UK after Brexit, according to a draft policy paper...

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“Brexit brain drain” fears grow as net migration falls

25 May 2017

Net migration to the UK in 2016 fell by 25% to 248,000, but immigration experts warn of a Brexit brain...

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