The government has, today, published the Enterprise Bill. The employment-law related aspects are:-
- protecting the 'apprentice' brand, by (amongst other things) making it a criminal offence to offer an apprenticeship course or training if it is not a statutory apprenticeship (clause 19)
- a power to introduce, by statutory instrument, a cap on public sector exit payments of £95,000 (or such other amount as is specified in the S.I.) in a 28 day period (section 26).