• The Low Pay Commission is consulting until 25 September seeking views on the government’s proposed changes to the national minimum wage and the introduction of the new National Living Wage; see here for details.
  • BIS is consulting until 24 September on its proposals to implement the Posted Workers Enforcement Directive, required by 18 June 2016. The main impact for UK law is a new right for a construction worker posted to the UK to bring a wages claim for any unpaid national minimum wage against the contractor immediately above their employer, if their employer has defaulted. The contractor would have a defence if they had exercised due diligence in their choice of subcontractor. Click here for the consultation document.
  • The Government is consulting until 19 August on prohibiting training providers using the terms “apprentice” or “apprenticeship” in relation to any course or training in England unless it is in relation to a government funded apprenticeship. The consultation document is here.
  • The Government’s decision to carry out an internal review of tribunal fees only, and not a public consultation, has been much criticised. The parliamentary Justice Committee has now sought to remedy this, seeking views by 30 September on the impact of the introduction of employment tribunal fees and increases to court fees; more details are available here.