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The Equality Act 2010 (Amendment) Regulations 2023

Equality Act 2010

The Government has released a draft version of legislation which seeks to modify the Equality Act 2010 and is due to be in force from 1 January 2024. The Equality Act 2010 (Amendment) Regulations 2023 solidify specific discrimination protections derived from EU law which would have otherwise ceased to apply at the end of the […]

Additional May Bank Holiday Announced for UK

The Government has announced that there is to be an additional bank holiday on Monday 8 May 2023 in honour of His Majesty King Charles III Coronation, which is taking place on Saturday 6 May. The Prime Minister has confirmed that it will take place across the UK with the aim of providing families and […]

Employee salaries failing to keep up with inflation levels

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The third quarter of 2022 has been hugely significant to employers, with a great deal of focus on the economic climate and The Cost of Living challenges. Between June and August, the UK saw the strongest growth in employee salaries since before the pandemic started, however in real terms (due to rising inflation), the average […]

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

Before you can achieve an equal, diverse and inclusive workplace, it is important to gain an understanding of what inequality can look like and ultimately, the negative effect that it can have on your company culture. What is inequality? Inequality continues across society. We know that too many people from a minority background face discrimination […]

Digital Nomad Visas – What do employers need to know?

A digital nomad visa is a permit that allows a person to stay in a country for a designated amount of time, providing they can prove that they are working remotely for a foreign-based organisation. The most popular timeframe of a digital nomad visa is 12 months, however, it varies by country, and some have […]

What is Quiet Quitting?

Quiet quitting is where employees become disengaged from work and do the bare minimum of their duties. It can take various forms such as non-attendance at meetings, a reduction in productivity, failure to contribute to team projects and silencing email/message notifications after work hours. What is Quiet Quitting? Recently A TikTok video that has gone […]

Transgenderism religious views and the Equality Act

This is an Employment Appeal Tribunal ruling on whether a Christian’s beliefs about transgenderism were protected under the Equality Act 2010. Dr David Mackereth, a Christian, was dismissed for refusing to use a transgender service user’s preferred pronoun. Both religious belief and gender reassignment are protected characteristics under this act. The circumstances Dr David Mackereth […]

The Latest Update on Employment Statistics

In recent months we have seen significant changes with employment. Despite experiencing ‘the great resignation‘, a topic area that we have covered extensively at HR Solutions, employment levels actually appear to be on the rise. With the number of people in the UK on payroll rising by 3% compared to the previous year, and the […]

Cost of living: key tips to help

In recent months we have seen significant changes that have had a direct effect on the overall cost of living. Factors including the fuel and energy price increases have had an impact on everyone in the UK. The COVID-19 pandemic took its toll on the UK Government and the increases that we are now experiencing […]

The Latest Developments within Immigration

Since the introduction of the points-based immigration system, we have continued to see developments in how employers recruit from outside the UK. In this hot topic, we look at the recent developments and what is expected in the future. Webinar: Immigration – the latest developments On Thursday 14 July from 10 am – 11 am […]

Employer discriminated against breastfeeding mother

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A teacher who had recently returned to work and needed somewhere to express milk during the day for her baby was found to have been discriminated against when she was forced to use “dirty” toilets to do this. This is the case of a teacher, Ms Mellor, who had submitted a flexible working request before […]

UK employers facing staffing squeeze as number of vacancies hit record high

Employers face the worst candidate shortage on record as Brexit, and a post-lockdown surge in the economy are impacting recruitment. The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) reveals that employers are growing increasingly frustrated as vacancies reach 1.66 million, with that figure expected to rise in the next few months. The staffing squeeze has been made […]

HR consultancy director scoops prestigious award

Helen Astill, managing director of Cherington HR, has scooped the HR Consulting MD of the Year 2021 award in Acquisition International’s Influential Businesswoman Awards. Cherington HR was acquired by HR Solutions in July 2021, broadening the range of services available and adding additional experienced staff to be able to continue to provide excellent service to […]

What is garden leave and how can it affect your business?

‘Garden leave’ describes a period when employees are serving out their notice period but are not required to attend work; either because there is no work for them to do or because the employer is concerned that their attendance at work could cause problems. Garden leave originated with employers that wanted their employees to adhere […]

What can the UK do to tackle the HGV driver shortage?

The UK is currently experiencing a shortage of more than 100,000 qualified drivers. According to a survey by the Road Haulage Association, this shortfall includes thousands of skilled drivers from EU member states who previously lived and worked in Britain. Brexit and the Covid-19 pandemic have caused thousands of drivers to leave the UK. Meanwhile, […]

Employer Meesho allows new parents to take gender-neutral leave

Meesho, a social e-commerce platform, has introduced a 30-week gender-neutral parental policy that enables all employees to take parental leave regardless of their gender, sexual identity or marital status. Bangalore-based Meesho wants to ensure that its employees are entitled to the same benefits that let them spend quality time with their children. Gender-neutral parental leave […]

Menopause Awareness Month: managing the menopause in the workplace

The menopause is a taboo subject, especially within the workplace. We know from research that those employees who fall in this demographic are, in general, treated negatively because of it. October is World Menopause Month, and 18th October is World Menopause Day – created to raise awareness and provide support to those going through it. […]

Points Based Immigration System

Summary The free movement of people within the EU to the UK will ended on 31 December 2020 and from 1 January 2021 a new points based immigration system was introduced, which will treat EU and non-EU citizens equally in terms of working in the UK.   This article explains how the new system. What is […]

Brexit: Impact on Unemployment and Recruitment 

Brexit Recruitment and Employment | HR Solutions

We have officially left the EU and are in a transition period, but it is this transition period which is key phase as it will result in how the UK and EU conduct future trade.   Negotiations are currently ongoing to determine the future relationship between the UK and EU.   The agreement will be vital in determining how Brexit impacts on the […]

Government announces ‘Office for Talent’ to improve scientist immigration experience

Scientist Immigration | Office for Talent | HR Solutions

The government plans to create a new cross-departmental ‘Office for Talent’ to help leading researchers and scientists to live and work in the UK post-Brexit. Its UK Research and Development Roadmap builds on a budget previously announced in March, that will prioritise ground-breaking research, attract global talent and cut any unnecessary red tape. The aim […]


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