Liberal Democrats Manifesto

Liberal Democrats Manifesto on Employment Law

The Liberal Democrats Manifesto on Employment Law has now been published for the 2024 General Election. Here are the key proposals that affect employment.

  • increase minimum wage by 20% for people on zero-hour contracts at times of normal demand to compensate them for the uncertainty of fluctuating hours;
  • improve SSP rights by introducing it from day 1, and removing the lower earnings limit;
  • extend the use of name-blind recruitment processes;
  • make parental leave and pay day 1 rights;
  • doubling SMP and SPP to £350pw;
  • introduce a ‘use it or lose it’ month for fathers and partners, paid at 90% of salary;
  • introduce new Equality Act protected characteristics of ‘caring’ and ‘care experience’;
  • introduce specialist disability employment support;
  • simplify the Access to Work scheme; and
  • introduce ‘Adjustment Passports’ to record the adjustments, modifications and equipment a disabled person has received, and ensure that Access to Work support and equipment stays with the person if they change jobs.

Disclaimer: Kea HR are not affiliated to any political party – the purpose of this post is to provide factual information for HR, not an attempt to influence political decision-making in any way.

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Liberal Democrats Manifesto


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