Although the UK is no longer a member of the EU, the UK continues to be subject to most EU rules, including EU free movement rules, until the end of the current transition period (31 December 2020). Unless the transition period is extended, from 1 January 2021, new EU citizens coming to the UK (with the exception of Irish citizens) will be subject to the same new UK immigration rules which apply to non-EU citizens. This note looks at some of the key points set out in the Home Office’s policy paper on the proposed new points-based system.
A review of February’s employment law cases and other important news. This month, discrimination features heavily in our case reports, through disability, age and sex. We also look at the effect of illegality on the enforceability of contracts. In other news we bring you changes to national minimum wage, the new Equal Pay bill, an update board diversity, and ICO news.