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Workers’ rights: are we nearly there yet?

Back in May, as we waited to see whether the Queen’s Speech would include the repeatedly promised Employment Bill, I noted on this blog that the Government had no fewer than 12 outstanding key pledges on workers’ rights, some of … Continue reading

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Good Law Project: Binfire of the vanities

On 1 November, I noted on Twitter that the month in which we celebrate the glorious failure of the Gunpowder Plot was going to be a big one for Jolyon ‘Che’ Maugham and his (Not Very) Good Law Project, what … Continue reading

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Come together: the ballad of the PMBs

Last month, I noted on this blog that no fewer than six Government Bills masquerading as Private Members’ Bills are progressing through Parliament, to make up for the Government having shelved its repeatedly promised Employment Bill. And there has been … Continue reading

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Good Law Project: funny money

Back in November 2020, when Jolyon Maugham and his (Not Very) Good Law Project were launching new crowdfunded cases at the rate of more than one a month, the Guardian purred that the GLP “relies on crowdfunded donations of £10 … Continue reading

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Workers’ rights: Back to the future of December 2019?

So, with the “new era” of Liz Truss and Kwasi Kwarteng having lasted all of seven weeks, Rish! Sunak is back in Downing Street. And, shortly before being clapped through the lobby of Number 10 by the waiting officials and … Continue reading

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Take-up of statutory paid paternity leave: the Daddy of all bogus statistics

“Only a third of eligible fathers taking paternity leave” (People Management) “Just a third of eligible fathers take paternity leave” (HR News) “Only one in three fathers take paternity leave, research suggests” (Daily Mail) “Just a third of eligible new … Continue reading

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Oops! The Not Very Good Law Project has lost. Again.

Yes, it’s not the result that Jolyon Maugham KC and his (Not Very) Good Law Project were hoping for, but today the High Court flatly rejected claims by the sanctimonious Jolyon and his dark money-funded GLP that the Government’s purchase … Continue reading

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Good Law Project: the rise and fall of the Jolyon Empire

With Jolyon Maugham KC of the (Not Very) Good Law Project at risk of losing his coveted title of Public Enemy Number One to Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng, now seems a good time to update the tables set out in my … Continue reading

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A general election crib sheet for candidates

Yesterday, Guardian columnist Martin Kettle argued persuasively that, if Liz Truss wins the Tory leadership contest on 5 September and becomes Prime Minister, she will have to call an early general election. And, a few hours later, woke Twitter was … Continue reading

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Employment Tribunal claims: latest data

Two months ago on this blog, I welcomed the (partial) return of both the quarterly ET statistics and the monthly HMCTS management information on ET receipts and disposals. And last week the latest set of the latter gave us the … Continue reading

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