Queen’s Speech 2017: Changes to company boards absent

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Queen’s Speech 2017: Changes to company boards absent A promise in the Conservative Party’s manifesto to increase employee representation on boards appears to have fallen by the wayside following the Queen’s Speech. Practitioners believe this indicates employee representation is no longer a ‘legislative priority’ with the government instead choosing to focus on implementing increases to… Continue reading

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National minimum wage to increase by up to 4.7%

David Cameron has announced inflation-busting increases to national minimum wage rates, to come into effect from October 2016. The standard rate of the national minimum wage for 21- to 24-year-olds will increase by 3.7% to £6.95 per hour, after the Government accepted recommendations for the new rates from the Low Pay Commission (LPC). Workers aged… Continue reading

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