April 2018 employment law and HR changes

A reminder of the employment law changes taking place in April which will affect those working in HR:

February 2018 inflation data

All inflation indices fell in the year to February 2018.

NHS whistleblowers to be protected

NHS whistleblowers will be legally protected from discrimination when applying for another job in the health service. New regulations (made under s. 49B of the Employment Rights Act 1996 (ERA)) will prohibit defined NHS employers (in England, Wales and...

Childcare vouchers reprieved for six months

Plans to scrap the employer Childcare Vouchers scheme have been delayed by six months.

Burchell questioned?

The President of the Supreme Court has appeared to question the continuing relevance of the Burchell test in misconduct dismissals.

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