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About wonkypolicywonk

Wonkypolicywonk is a policy minion who has in the past been lucky enough to work for one of the very best MPs in the House of Commons, and before that at Maternity Action, Working Families, Citizens Advice, the National Audit Office, the Law Society, and Amnesty International UK. He's now back with the fab feminists at Maternity Action.

ET claims: no sign of the end of garbage press reports

Previously on this blog, I have noted that this year sees the 50th anniversary of the passing of the Equal Pay Act 1970. And I suppose it was only to be expected that one or more law firms would use … Continue reading

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Cumming up roses

A couple of days ago on this blog, we found that poor Matt Hancock was King of the Ratios when it came to tweeting support for Dominic Cummings. But then today, we had the extraordinary sight of Dominic Cummings breaking … Continue reading

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Dominic’s cumming home

He’s cumming home, He’s cumming home, Dominic’s cumming home. But which home? On what date? And by what means of transport? These and many other questions remain unanswered, 24 hours after 14 out of 26 Cabinet ministers took to Twitter to … Continue reading

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Coronavirus cummings & goings

So, the coronavirus guidance says if you or someone you live with has symptoms of coronavirus, do not leave home for any reason, unless you need to find someone to look after your toddler. Which is why Dominic Cummings was following … Continue reading

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Shared Parental Leave: No need for candles

Until it got wiped out by the Covid19 pandemic, this year was a busy one for #ukemplaw anniversaries. And many of them are (or, at least, were) a cause for celebration: the Equal Pay Act 1970 is 50 years old … Continue reading

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Latest ET claim stats: onwards and upwards

Once again, there is some good news this morning for any underemployed employment lawyers, with the latest set of quarterly employment tribunal (ET) statistics, covering the period October to December 2019 (Q3 of 2019/20), showing yet another small increase in the … Continue reading

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It’s a shame about BEIS

So, just like James Bond, naming & shaming of employers who breach the national minimum/living wage is back. Well, almost back. Having been suspended since the last round of naming & shaming in July 2018, pending the outcome of a … Continue reading

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