Policy News Journal - 2014-15

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John Lewis and Waitrose staff receive £22m holiday pay windfall

19 January 2015

Employee-owned retail group one of the first companies to detail the cost of the November tribunal ruling on holiday pay.

The Guardian has reported that John Lewis and Waitrose staff are set to share a £22m extra bonus this year after an employment tribunal forced a change in the way all British companies calculate holiday pay. The windfall, in pay and pension contributions, comes 18 months after 69,000 workers shared £40m in holiday back pay after the employee-owned retail group admitted it had been miscalculating pay for seven years. This time around, about 60,000 workers will share £3m in their February pay packets and John Lewis will take on £7m more in pension liabilities. Workers will then receive a further £12m in additional holiday pay over the year ahead. While the average worker can expect to enjoy an extra £62-£188 in their pay packet relating to holiday pay, the company admitted that workers’ annual profit-related bonus, usually announced in early March, might be lower.

Non-guaranteed overtime and holiday pay - second CIPP research survey

5 March 2015

The CIPP would like to understand how the payroll profession is coping with the new holiday pay legislation.

As the payroll profession is aware, late last year the UK Employment Appeal Tribunal case of Bear Scotland versus Fulton, ruled that holiday pay should include non-guaranteed overtime. The CIPP conducted a survey with professionals to understand what this ruling might mean in practice. Since then, in late December the government introduced some measures to try and give some certainty to businesses in respect of the potential costs with this ruling. The government has a taskforce to look at all the implications of this ruling and of course the British Gas v Lock case, following its appeal hearing which has been delayed. The CIPP would like to understand how the payroll profession is coping with this new legislation so far, to be able to feed into the taskforce, set up by Vince Cable MP.

Please spare 5 to 10 minutes (depending on the amount of information) to complete this second CIPP survey .

The survey closes at midnight 20 March 2015. Thank you in advance for your help.

Commission is "in" says ruling

26 March 2015

The employment tribunal in Leicester has handed down its long-awaited decision in Lock v British Gas .

Daniel Barnett’s employment law bulletin summarises:

Mr Lock was a salesman on a basic salary with variable commission paid in arrears. Mr

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