Following consultation, the Government has published a White Paper setting out its plans for the future of the UK’s reserve armed forces, including the removal of the two year qualifying period to claim unfair dismissal where the dismissal is by reason of the employee’s reservist service, and increasing the number of training days required from 35 to 40 days.

HM Treasury is consulting on a tax exemption for the first £500 spend on medical treatment or vocational rehabilitation recommended for an employee by the new health and work assessment and advisory service to be set up in 2014 (for employees on sick leave for at least four weeks). The consultation ends on 16 August 2013.