New presidential guidance has been issued in relation to how employment tribunals should calculate pensions loss and awards for injury to feelings in discrimination cases, available here. There are three bands for injury to feelings, with a usual minimum of £800 and maximum of £42,000 (save for exceptional cases); these will be reviewed in March 2018 and annually thereafter.

Acas has published new guidance on gender reassignment and on workplace support for parents with premature or ill babies.

The Migration Advisory Committee has launched its call for evidence on the economic and social impacts of Brexit and how the UK’s immigration system should be aligned with modern industrial strategy. Responses are sought by 27 October.

UK Visas and Immigration has published updated guidance relating to what employers must do to prevent illegal working. The new guidance replaces the version dated 12 July 2016 (which remains relevant to people employed between 12 July 2016 and 8 August 2017).

The Government Equalities Office has published research calling for employers to do more to accommodate menopausal women, including promoting a better understanding, practical measures to help women cope with hot flushes, and more flexible working options.