Jo Swinson, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Employment Relations and Consumer Affairs, has issued a written ministerial statement announcing the following:-
- changing the cap on the unfair dismissal award to the lower of £74,200 or one year's pay with effect from 29 July 2013 (we knew this was happening sometime this month, but now the commencement date is confirmed).
- publication of the government's response to consultation over how Acas Early Conciliation will work.
- a call for evidence on the framework of whistleblowing laws (this is separate from the whistleblowing reforms which came in on 25th June).
Keep up to date with all these developments at myMasterClasses. I'll be in Birmingham and Cardiff this week, followed by Manchester and London shortly.