Immigration overhaul | Details of points-based system revealed

Ever since Brexit became a reality, the question on most employers’ lips has been “how will leaving the EU impact my workforce?” Now, as the transition period plays out, the government has finally unveiled how it’s “Australian-style” points-based immigration system will work in practice. Get your FREE consultation With immigration one of the driving forces […]

EU workers after Brexit | What should employers do now?

Now that Britain has left the European Union, employers may be wondering what happens in regard to EU citizens under their employment. If they wish to remain in the UK, workers from the EU will need to apply to the government’s EU Settlement Scheme by 30 June 2021. They may have already done this, or […]

New Employment Bill | What does the new decade have in store for employment law?

The Conservative Party made a number of ambitious employment-related pledges in their election manifesto, but now that they hold a comfortable majority, what “radical” changes can employers expect? In a move more synonymous with Labour ideals, the second Queen’s Speech of 2019 announced the government’s plans for a new Employment Bill which would improve workers’ […]

General Election 2019 | The parties’ proposals for employment law

With just over two weeks to go until one of the most anticipated General Elections in UK history, both parties’ manifestos are undergoing intense scrutiny – but what pledges are on the table for employment law? Before you cast your vote, here are some of the main policies each side are proposing that stand to […]

Staffing shortages in hospitality | 4 ways to meet demand over the festive period

With estimates from the Office of National Statistics suggesting that Immigration to the UK from the EU is at its lowest level since 2013, hospitality businesses are bracing themselves for the very real possibility of staffing shortages over their busiest period. Get your FREE consultation While the future remains uncertain, according to one study, under […]

Reducing Brexit risk | How can automotive manufacturers weather the storm?

It’s now more than three years since Britons voted to leave the EU, and the lack of any straight answers is making it difficult for businesses to plan for their post-Brexit future. All of this is naturally creating high anxiety for UK businesses, not least those within the automotive industry, the country’s largest exporter of […]

The Queen’s Speech 2019 | 3 proposed changes to employment and immigration

Last week, Boris Johnson’s to-do list was presented in a 28-bill Queen’s Speech, with a heavy focus on law and order. The speech, delivered in the Chamber of the House of Lords, detailed the various legislation that the government plans to introduce in the forthcoming Parliamentary session, or carry over from the previous session. Get […]

Statutory sick pay shake-up | Government considers lowering eligibility threshold

At present, employees must earn the equivalent of 14 hours on minimum wage (£118) to qualify for statutory sick pay (SSP). However, this could soon change, as the government is now proposing to lower the eligibility threshold. If agreed upon, this will see statutory sick pay entitlement extended to two million low-paid workers who earn […]

BREXIT | Mark Ellis Responds

Brexit deal rejected

Brexit The UK parliament has decided to reject Theresa May’s deal on how the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union will look. Ellis Whittam support over 17,000 employers with Employment Law, HR and Health and Safety and therefore, are uniquely placed to understand the barometer of business concerns.  Mark Ellis, Founder of Ellis Whittam, reflects on […]