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.


Labour unveils radical manifesto with ‘record investment blitz’

21 Nov 2019

Jeremy Corbyn this morning promised to “unleash a record investment blitz, getting the economy moving in every corner of our country”.

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Doubts arise over Conservative pledge on national insurance threshold

21 Nov 2019

Doubts have arisen over the Conservative pledge to raise the threshold at which national insurance contributions have to paid.

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Labour would help workers ‘take back control’

19 Nov 2019

A future Labour government would “rewrite the rules of our economy” and would help workers “take back control”, John McDonnell...

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Parties to pledge support for employers at CBI

18 Nov 2019

Political party leaders will speak to the CBI later today at its annual conference as they try to persuade the...

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Minimum wage pledges will benefit the wrong people

15 Nov 2019

Increases in the national minimum wage pledged in the general election could be a “gamble” and will inadvertently benefit middle-...

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Labour would retain freedom of movement for NHS staff

13 Nov 2019

A Labour government, post-Brexit, would retain freedom of movement from the EU for NHS medical professionals, shadow health secretary Jonathan...

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General election 2019: when politics and work mix

12 Nov 2019

How can employers prevent employees from electioneering at work? Should the workforce be banned from highlighting their political allegiances in...

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Labour proposes free retraining to tackle ‘skills crisis’

12 Nov 2019

Labour will provide free lifelong retraining for all if it gets into power in next month’s general election.
It pledged...

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Younger workers: the political battle ahead on the minimum wage

6 Nov 2019

As younger workers' minimum wage rates look likely to increase, Johnny Runge examines the reality of how employers pay, for example, a 25-year-old versus a 24-year-old.

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Union denies postal strikes will disrupt election

5 Nov 2019

The Communication Workers Union has denied that its proposed December strikes are politically motivated and designed to disrupt the forthcoming...

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General election halts national minimum wage 2020 announcement

31 Oct 2019

The timing of the general election may present real problems for employers with a 1 January pay review date.
In...

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EU agrees to Brexit ‘flextension’ to 31 January

28 Oct 2019

The UK will not leave the European Union on Thursday as planned.

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Business leaders ‘narrowly support’ Brexit deal

21 Oct 2019

C-suite Brexit divide echoes splits in public and among MPs.

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

18 Oct 2019

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

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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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