Policy News Journal - 2016-17

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People who have been supported through a Fit for Work assessment in the last 12 months will not be eligible for a repeat referral.

5. Consent GPs and employers must gain consent from patients/employees before they make a referral. Consent will also be sought from employees before their Return to Work Plan is shared with their GP and/or employer.

Employers: Refer eligible employees by visiting fitforwork.org/employer and clicking on ‘refer an employee’.

Employees: If you meet the eligibility criteria, ask your employer or GP to refer you to Fit for Work. To find out more about Fit for Work referrals, see this post .

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The Unpaid Britain Project 7 October 2016

The Unpaid Britain Project would like to talk to payroll professionals who have experience of responding to or resolving complaints of unpaid wages.

The ‘Unpaid Britain project’ is co-funded by Middlesex University Business School and Trust for London and they are looking for examples of unpaid wages. As well as workers and the self-employed, they would also like to talk to payroll professionals who have experience of responding to or resolving complaints of unpaid wages (whether these were justified or not).

Simply use the contact details you can find on the Unpaid Britain website and the researchers will get back to you.

The project will last for two years, ending in October 2017. If you choose to take part in the study all information that you provide will be kept strictly confidential. Below is the information sheet you will be sent containing all the details of why the research is being done and what it will involve.

Unpaid Britain Project participant information

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Companies may have to reveal number of foreigners they employ 7 October 2016

The Home Secretary has said that companies should be forced to publish the proportion of international staff on their payroll.

The Telegraph has reported that Amber Rudd, the Home Secretary, used her speech at the Conservative Party conference to warn that foreign workers should not be able to "take the jobs that British people should do".

She revealed that companies could be forced to publish the proportion of "international" staff on their books in a move which would effectively "name and shame" businesses which are failing to take on British workers.

The Home Secretary also announced that the Government will toughen up a test which companies have to take before they can recruit foreign workers amid concerns it has become little more than a "tick box exercise". Her plans include to force British firms to prove they have done all they can to find UK workers to fill a vacancy.

She also announced a crackdown on students who come to Britain from outside the EU, pledging to limit the number allowed to study on lower quality courses.

Read more from The Telegraph.

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