Ms Abi Frederick

Abi Frederick


Employment & Immigration

Working from home FAQs
United Kingdom | 20 January 2021

Employers must immediately review their homeworking practices in light of both the new national lockdown and continually changing government advice. In the longer term, this will also mean reviewing homeworking policies and arrangements on a more formal basis. These FAQs summarise the government guidance on work under the current lockdown and a range of other considerations that employers must take into account in relation to homeworking.

The ins and outs of the apprenticeship levy
United Kingdom | 13 April 2016

The government is committed to boosting productivity by increasing the quantity and quality of apprenticeships. To this end, it aims to create three million apprenticeships by 2020 and introduce new apprenticeship standards. Employers with a wage bill of more than £3 million will pay an annual levy of 0.5% to help to fund the initiative.

Strike laws set for radical shake-up
United Kingdom | 12 August 2015

The controversial Trade Union Bill has had its first reading in Parliament. The business secretary, Sajid Javid, has proposed reforms which have been called "the biggest crackdown on trade union rights for 30 years". If passed, they will be the most radical changes to the law on strikes and picketing since the 1980s.