Category: News

UK Employment Law Changes From 6 April 2021

A number of important UK employment law changes come into effect from April 6.   New National Minimum Wage regulations come into force This changes minimum wage for those aged 23 and over to £8.91 (up from £8.72). See RHI’s previous article here for full details on minimum wage rates for age ranges below 23. 

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UK Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities publishes report

On 31 March, the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities released its delayed report into racial disparities and inequalities in the UK.   The report includes several recommendations that employers should be aware of:  To advance fairness in the workplace, the Government should make available more resources and evidence-based approaches of what works to advance fairness

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Fine Dining Industry Rewards Group survey

We are delighted to announce that the Fine Dining Industry Rewards Group (FDRG) has partnered with Red House International to manage their annual survey – using RHI’s fully customised platform ‘RewardHub’.   The FDRG survey includes data for multiple compensation & benefits components and in depth analysis covering over 45 hotels and 20 upscale restaurant

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UK Supreme Court upholds workers’ equal pay claim in landmark case

The UK Supreme Court has upheld a decision that ASDA workers are free to take further action in their equal pay battle. The UK’s highest court agreed with an earlier Court of Appeal judgment that lower-paid store workers, who are mostly women, can compare themselves to higher-paid warehouse distribution workers, who are mostly men, for

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Meet the Team: Interview with Victoria Laidler

Co-Founder and Partner at Red House International (RHI), Victoria is a human capital and total rewards professional with over 10 years of management consulting and hotel industry experience. Why did you and Andrew launch RHI?  Myself and my business partner, Andrew MacLeod, felt that there was a real gap in the market for agile HR

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Furlough in the UK extended until September

The UK Government today announced a further extension to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. The scheme, which was due to close on 30 April 2021, has now been extended until 30 September 2021.    Under the current arrangements of the scheme, employers can apply for the Government to pay 80% of wages up to the

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GPG reporting – 6 months’ reprieve for late submitters

UK companies have been told they will have to submit a gender pay report for 2020/2021, but will be granted a six-month reprieve before any enforcement action is taken against them for late submissions. Last year, in light of the coronavirus pandemic, the Government Equalities Office and the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) took

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Proposals in relation to climate risk and pensions

The UK Department for Work and Pensions has published its response to the August 2020 consultation – “Taking action on climate risk: improving governance and reporting by Occupational Pension Schemes”.   The response is a new consultation on the related draft legislation and guidance which have been produced in light of the outcome of the August

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