Employment relations

The Employment Relations Unit (ERU) provides comprehensive advice on all aspects of employment relations and practices. Our employment law and policy advisers keep authorities up-to-date on the human resources implications of new legislation and case law developments.

Latest advisory bulletin

Advisory Bulletin 692 contains case reports on the protection of beliefs under the Equality Act 2010 and protection from detriment for taking industrial action. There are links to the online trade union facility time reporting service, which the Government has now launched, and to the right to work checks guidance that will apply after 30 June following the deadline for the EU Settlement Scheme. Finally, there are details of the Government response to its consultation on a Single Labour Market Enforcement Body and the employment law timetable.

Latest - exit payments cap and reform

The legislation implementing the £95k cap on exit payments came into force on 4 November 2020. However, on 12 February 2021 HM Treasury published a Treasury Direction disapplying the cap with immediate effect, along with guidance  on how exit payments which were capped during the period when it was in force should now be handled. The Direction states that it does not apply to devolved Welsh authorities, however, we understand the Welsh Government will make a statement shortly to the effect that the disapplication also applies to devolved Welsh authorities. Further information on the cap and its disapplication is on our exit pay reform webpage


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