New protection for NHS and emergency services staff
Health and social care
One in seven healthcare professionals was attacked in the course of their employment last year; the highest level for five years, according to an announcement by the Health and Social Care Secretary at the end of last month.
New protection for emergency services staff
The Assault on Emergency Workers (Offences) Act came into force on 13 November and provides further protection for emergency workers and more stringent sentencing for those convicted of harming them.
Gig-Economy workers' rights update
The Government published “the Good Work Plan”, its response to “Good Work”, the review into modern working practices which was led by Matthew Taylor in late 2017.
How do you send your sensitive information?
Greater Manchester Police has been fined £150,000 after 3 DVDs containing footage of interviews with victims of serious violent crime failed to reach their intended recipient, the National Crime Agency.
Update on IR35 changes
HMRC has now published its much-anticipated electronic tool for determining whether off-payroll engagements are “in scope” for the new IR35 rules that will apply from 6th April 2017.