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Ideas are just the start

Ideas are just the start

Gender Pay Gap Reporting: More Change Ahead?

Only a few months since the deadline for publication of the first gender pay gap reports, the House of Commons' Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee has called for the gender pay gap regulations to be strengthened, to increase their effectiveness.

Earlier this month, the BEIS Committee published a report on gender pay gap reporting, as part of its wider review into the gender pay gap in the private sector.  The report finds that, while the gender pay gap median is around 18 per cent nationally, in some organisations the gap is as wide as 40 per cent. 

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As the US begins re-introduction of Iran sanctions, are you prepared?

The signing of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (or the “Iran Deal”) in 2015 was hailed as a significant milestone for international relations with Iran, and was seen as a means to encourage businesses worldwide to take advantage of commercial opportunities there.

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Scottish independence is a “philosophical belief” under discrimination law

An employment tribunal has held that a belief in Scottish independence amounts to a “philosophical belief” for the purposes of UK discrimination law.

In a case brought against his former employer the Ministry of Defence, Scottish National Party councillor Christopher McEleny has successfully argued that his belief in Scottish independence amounts to a philosophical belief in respect of which he is protected from discrimination under the Equality Act 2010.

The employment tribunal, ruling in Mr McEleny’s favour, held that, whilst support or membership of a political party does

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