• The Government is consulting on substantial changes to the Tribunal system, including increased mediation and conciliation, increased power to strike out claims, fees for issuing claims, increasing the qualifying period for unfair dismissal from one to two years and fi nes (payable to the Treasury) for employers who lose at Tribunal.  
  • The landscape of public sector outsourcing is changing rapidly with the Two Tier Code already abolished and, signifi cantly, Fair Deal for Pensions perhaps going the same way.