New rules for employing flexible workers

Businesses employing flexible and short-term workers will need to comply with new rules protecting workers' rights, under a package of reforms announced by the Government. Under the new legislation, employers will need to provide workers with a written statement of...

Government introduces new prompt payment initiative

A new prompt payment initiative has been announced, which aims to prevent late payments to government suppliers and subcontractors. The initiative, which will come into force from autumn 2019, means companies could be prevented from winning government contracts if...

Apprenticeship starts fall by 31%

The number of people starting apprenticeships has dropped by 31% compared to the last academic year, according to the Department for Education. Between August 2017 and May 2018 there were 315,900 apprenticeship starts, compared to 457,200 the same time the year...