The Public Interest Disclosure Act gives important protection to employees and other workers who raise concerns about wrongdoing they believe is taking place. Where the statutory conditions are met, these workers are protected from detrimental treatment and from dismissal.
The Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices has been published today. This is an independent review, carried out by Matthew Taylor, who considered the implications of new forms of work on worker rights and responsibilities, as well as on employer freedoms and obligations.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will have direct effect throughout Europe from 25 May 2018. The UK will still be in Europe at that time. The Government has confirmed that UK businesses will need to comply.