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Sarah Bedwell announced as the new Certification Officer

Sarah Bedwell announced as the new Certification Officer

The Certification Officer is responsible for statutory functions relating to trade unions and employers’ associations

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New employment programme begins in England and Wales

New employment programme begins in England and Wales

The government’s new Work and Health Programme to help disabled people into employment started this week in north west England and Wales.

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New chairman appointed for the Central Arbitration Committee

New chairman appointed for the Central Arbitration Committee

Stephen Redmond appointed chairman of the Central Arbitration Committee.

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Government sets out plan to see more disabled people in work

Government sets out plan to see more disabled people in work

The government has launched new plans to transform disability employment over the next ten years.

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Basic disclosure changes

Basic disclosure changes

From January 2018, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) are making changes to the Basic Disclosure process.

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PM meeting with Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven: 16 November 2017

PM meeting with Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven: 16 November 2017

Prime Minister Theresa May met Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven ahead of the Gothenburg Social Summit.

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November 2017 labour market statistics for Scotland

November 2017 labour market statistics for Scotland

Employment in Scotland increased by 2,000 over the quarter, and increased by 46,000 over the year to stand at 2,652,000.

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New sleep in shift pay compliance scheme launched to support social care sector and identify back pay for workers

New sleep in shift pay compliance scheme launched to support social care sector and identify back pay for workers

The scheme has been designed to help ensure workers are paid what they are owed, while also maintaining important services for people who access social care

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Changes to identity checking guidelines

Changes to identity checking guidelines

Information regarding changes to identity (ID) checking guidelines. This is a clarification to the news story published on 2 October 2017.

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Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) launches new online services

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) launches new online services

We've introduced new online digital services for you to use.

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Changes to identity checking guidelines

Changes to identity checking guidelines

Information regarding changes to identity (ID) checking guidelines when applying for a standard or enhanced check.

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Government extends suspension of minimum wage enforcement in the social care sector

Government extends suspension of minimum wage enforcement in the social care sector

This will minimise disruption to the sector as we seek to ensure workers receive wages owed while we establish whether the industry needs further support.

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Government seeks new Low Pay Commissioners

Government seeks new Low Pay Commissioners

The Government is recruiting four new members to serve on the Low Pay Commission, of which three will be from employee backgrounds and one from an employer background.

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Business Minister urges UK's largest companies to increase transparency around workplace diversity

Business Minister urges UK's largest companies to increase transparency around workplace diversity

The Business Diversity and Inclusion Group will coordinate action to increase diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

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Prisons Minister visits new graduate recruits as prison officer recruitment reaches record high

Prisons Minister visits new graduate recruits as prison officer recruitment reaches record high

Prisons Minister Sam Gyimah met recruits from Unlocked Graduates as they begin training and prepare to join staff on the front line.

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Government announces appointment of 2 Acas Council members

Government announces appointment of 2 Acas Council members

Ben Summerskill joins the Council as an independent member and Christina McAnea as an employee representative.

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Fast Track applications closed

Fast Track applications closed

The Civil Service Fast Track is closed for applications. Find out how to get updates on the next application window here.

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Fast Track applications closed

Fast Track applications closed

The Civil Service Fast Track is closed for applications. Find out how to get updates on the next application window here.

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Manchester seminar: using innovative technology to deliver sustainable utcomes for people with disabilities and ong terms health condiitons

Manchester seminar: using innovative technology to deliver sustainable utcomes for people with disabilities and ong terms health condiitons

In this free seminar Teresa will discuss an innovative model they have introduced to help people with long term health conditions with their journey back to employment.

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Invitation to an IIAC meeting on 6 July 2017

Invitation to an IIAC meeting on 6 July 2017

An opportunity for members of the public to learn about the work of the Industrial Injuries Advisory Council (IIAC).

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Trade unions to face new fines of up to £20,000 for breaking governance laws

Trade unions to face new fines of up to £20,000 for breaking governance laws

Under the proposals the Certification Officer will be able to issue fines of up to £20,000 for breaking the law.

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Awards glory for young Sellafield duo

Awards glory for young Sellafield duo

Two young Sellafield workers were named apprentices of the year in the National Skills Academy for Nuclear Awards.

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Employment rate grows faster in Wales than anywhere else in the UK

Employment rate grows faster in Wales than anywhere else in the UK

Alun Cairns has welcomed the latest job figures which show the employment rate has grown faster in Wales than anywhere else in the UK.

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Sellafield's Adam inspires the next generation

Sellafield's Adam inspires the next generation

A Sellafield engineer fired up a group of young trainees with an inspirational speech at a House of Commons event.

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Invitation to tender for research from the Low Pay Commission 2017

Invitation to tender for research from the Low Pay Commission 2017

The Low Pay Commission is commissioning new research to understand the effects of the NLW. The closing date is 13 March 2017.

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Bryan Sanderson appointed interim Chairman of the Low Pay Commission

Bryan Sanderson appointed interim Chairman of the Low Pay Commission

The independent LPC advises the government about National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage rates.

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Susan Park appointed as Director General, Universal Credit operations

Susan Park appointed as Director General, Universal Credit operations

Susan Park has been appointed Director General Universal Credit Operations, accountable for its operation in jobcentres and service centres.

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Government review team launches nationwide modern employment practices tour in London

Government review team launches nationwide modern employment practices tour in London

Employers and workers get to have their say on modern employment practices as government-backed Matthew Taylor Review team launches its UK tour.

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DBS digital services

DBS digital services

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) will be introducing new online services over the next 12 months.

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National award for Sellafield engineer, Adam

National award for Sellafield engineer, Adam

A mechanical design engineer from Sellafield Ltd has won a top national award for excelling in his apprenticeship.

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Seeking disability sector champions

Seeking disability sector champions

The Office for Disability Issues are seeking business people to champion accessibility of products and services for disabled people.

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Sir Brendan Barber reappointed chair of Acas

Sir Brendan Barber reappointed chair of Acas

Sir Brendan Barber has been reappointed as chair of the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service Council.

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DBS Christmas and New Year opening hours 2016

DBS Christmas and New Year opening hours 2016

You’ll be able to use our online services throughout Christmas and New Year.

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November Labour Market Statistics For Scotland

November Labour Market Statistics For Scotland

Unemployment in Scotland fell by 14,000 in the period July to September 2016, and now stands at 129,000 according to data released today.

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Government agrees to extend legal protections for whistleblowers in children’s social care sector

Government agrees to extend legal protections for whistleblowers in children’s social care sector

A new legal protection for whistleblowers applying for jobs in the children’s social care sector has been announced.

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Government announces review into electronic voting for industrial action ballots

Government announces review into electronic voting for industrial action ballots

Government announces independent review of electronic voting for industrial action ballot.

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Major businesses give Northern Powerhouse the thumbs up

Major businesses give Northern Powerhouse the thumbs up

Dozens of firms have stepped up to back the Northern Powerhouse in major boost to the government’s ambitions.

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Young Londoners Sample Life as a Treasury Official

Young Londoners Sample Life as a Treasury Official

"There’s no better way to back young people’s futures than to offer them a chance to learn more about the opportunities available to them," said Permanent Secretary, Tom Scholar.

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New recruits will help lead Sellafield transformation

New recruits will help lead Sellafield transformation

More than 100 young nuclear professionals have joined the team tackling Europe's most complex environmental restoration job.

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Employment hits record high as Welsh jobs market powers ahead

Employment hits record high as Welsh jobs market powers ahead

The employment rate in Wales continues to increase as shown in recent statistics.

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Managing sickness absence: funding available for innovative solutions

Managing sickness absence: funding available for innovative solutions

Businesses and organisations can apply for a share of £500,000 to develop solutions that will help SMEs manage short-term sickness absence.

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Certification Officer: Mergers

Certification Officer: Mergers

Summary of mergers of trade unions and employers' associations.

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Two years since flexible working extended to all employees

Two years since flexible working extended to all employees

It's been 2 years since the government extended the right to apply for flexible working to all employees.

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Universal Credit expands to all claimants in 5 more areas

Universal Credit expands to all claimants in 5 more areas

Universal Credit becomes available to all types of claimant in Harrogate, Richmond (North Yorkshire), Inverness, Hammersmith and Ryedale.

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Civil Service hosts opening reception for Summer Diversity Internship Programme 2016

Civil Service hosts opening reception for Summer Diversity Internship Programme 2016

Sir Jeremy Heywood, Head of the Civil Service, was present to welcome the new interns into the organization.

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