Work, Human Rights, and Extreme Poverty in the UK: On the Occasion of the Visit of the UN Special Rapporteur, Philip Alston – Virginia Mantouvalou

The UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and leading authority globally in international human rights law, Professor Philip Alston of NYU, published a statement on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights, following his official visit in the United Kingdom in November 2018, with a full Report to follow in spring 2019. Alston’s statement on poverty-related policies … Continue reading Work, Human Rights, and Extreme Poverty in the UK: On the Occasion of the Visit of the UN Special Rapporteur, Philip Alston – Virginia Mantouvalou

Lift the Ban: A Right to Work for Asylum Seekers – Emmeline Plews

Last month Refugee Action published a report setting out the case for reforming the current restrictions on asylum seekers’ freedom to work in the UK. Supported by a coalition of over 80 NGOs, think tanks, businesses and faith groups, the ‘Lift the Ban’ campaign proposes two specific legislative changes. First, to give the right to … Continue reading Lift the Ban: A Right to Work for Asylum Seekers – Emmeline Plews

The UK Modern Slavery Act 2015: A ‘Splendid Piece of Legislation’? – Virginia Mantouvalou

On 30 July 2018, the Government announced a review of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (MSA) to be led by Frank Field MP, Baroness Butler-Sloss, and Maria Miller MP. In the announcement, it was stated that modern slavery is a horrendous crime, causing harm that can be compared to homicide, and that it is very … Continue reading The UK Modern Slavery Act 2015: A ‘Splendid Piece of Legislation’? – Virginia Mantouvalou

Pimlico Plumbers: Cutting the Gordian Knot of Substitution Clauses? Michael Ford

It has become an orthodoxy in employment law that an employment contract requires personal service, which a valid substitution clause can defeat. The same approach has been read across to ‘worker’ status, where the various statutory definitions all refer to contracts under which an individual undertakes to ‘perform personally any work or services’ for the … Continue reading Pimlico Plumbers: Cutting the Gordian Knot of Substitution Clauses? Michael Ford