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The Employment Appeal Tribunal decision in Verizon European Works Council v Verizon Group highlights the risk of bypassing established statutory mechanisms for informing and consulting with the workforce. Where these arrangements are national works councils or European Works Councils (EWCs), this can lead to penalties of up to £75,000.

£40,000 in penalties for failure to inform and consult

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Oct

2020

£40,000 in penalties for failure to inform and consult

The Employment Appeal Tribunal decision in Verizon European Works Council v Verizon Group highlights the risk of bypassing established statutory mechanisms for informing and consulting with the workforce. Where these arrangements are national works councils or European Works Councils (EWCs), this can lead to penalties of up to £75,000.

The Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) is a mandatory fee payable to the Home Office when applying for a long-term visa. The Surcharge, which was initially introduced in 2015, has seen regular increases since its inception. On 27 October 2020, the IHS will increase to £624 for most applicants.

Immigration Health Surcharge increase effective from 27 October 2020

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Oct

2020

Immigration Health Surcharge increase effective from 27 October 2020

The Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) is a mandatory fee payable to the Home Office when applying for a long-term visa. The Surcharge, which was initially introduced in 2015, has seen regular increases since its inception. On 27 October 2020, the IHS will increase to £624 for most applicants.

The employment tribunal also ordered Oxford to reinstate the professor after he won his claims for age discrimination and unfair dismissal.  

Update: Oxford University to pay professor they forced to retire at 68 almost £30,000 for injury to feelings

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Oct

2020

Update: Oxford University to pay professor they forced to retire at 68 almost £30,000 for injury to feelings

The employment tribunal also ordered Oxford to reinstate the professor after he won his claims for age discrimination and unfair dismissal.  

The Job Support Scheme, initially announced on the 24th September, was expanded by the Chancellor on the 9th October 2020. 

The Expanded Job Support Scheme: Extra cash for businesses forced to close by new lockdowns

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Oct

2020

The Expanded Job Support Scheme: Extra cash for businesses forced to close by new lockdowns

The Job Support Scheme, initially announced on the 24th September, was expanded by the Chancellor on the 9th October 2020. 

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