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About wonkypolicywonk

@wonkypolicywonk is a policy minion who has been lucky enough to work at Maternity Action, Working Families, Citizens Advice, the National Audit Office, the Law Society, and Amnesty International UK. He currently bangs his head on a desk in Parliament.

ET fees: lies, damn lies, and Ministry number-crunching

Previously on this blog, I had a pop at the Ministry of Injustice’s attempt – in its laughably poor report of its laughably poor internal review of the ET fees regime introduced in July 2013 – to put a figure on … Continue reading

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ET fees: a statistical injustice

The quarterly employment tribunal (ET) statistics issued by the Ministry of Injustice haven’t been terribly newsworthy since the figures became somewhat lacking in variability in mid-2014. So there was very little chance of the latest set – published at 9.30am … Continue reading

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BEIS: Not so good with the name thingies.

“I’ve never been too good with names,” sang Evan Dando and The Lemonheads on the title track of their fifth album It’s a shame about Ray in 1992. The song (and the album) is an indie classic that has easily … Continue reading

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There you go, Theresa May. Fixed that Brexit White Paper foreword for you.

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On an allotment, somewhere in London N1 …

Aide 1: So, we switch our vote on the EU (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill. As a show of defiance against Trumpzi isolationism. Aide 2: Even May’s own MPs are appalled by what she’s done. She’s on the back foot. We … Continue reading

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Has the Ministry of Justice solved the problem of unpaid ET awards?

Last month on this blog, I included the low incidence to date of section 150 penalties for non-payment of an employment tribunal (ET) award – just 37 penalty notices, as of 4 November, according to BEIS’s answer to a parliamentary … Continue reading

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So long 2016, and thanks for all the #ukemplaw reviews

So, 2016 ends with not one, not two, but four ongoing reviews of the so-called ‘gig economy’ and all that is wrong with our 21st century labour market. Well, maybe not all that is wrong with our labour market, but definitely … Continue reading

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