Draft Legislative Programme – PM announces plans for new legislationMonday, May 19th, 2008
On 14 May, the Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, gave a preview of the legislative programme for the next parliamentary session that is to be announced in the Queen’s Speech. Several of the measures are of interest in the context of payroll and HR. Legislation is planned that will
- provide a right for young persons to obtain an apprenticeship and see the number of apprenticeships increase to 210,000 by 2010
- provide a right for every worker to request time to train, supported by personal skills accounts to provide access to the training each worker needs
- extend the right to flexible working to parents of older children, from April 2009
- provide equal pay and benefits for agency workers after working for a period of time for an employer.
Statement on the Draft Legislative Programme
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