EU and Mexico kick off talks to re-boost trade and investment relations

First round of negotiations to take place in Brussels already in June. EU Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström met today the Secretary of Economy of Mexico Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal to mark the beginning of new trade and investment negotiations between the two commercial partners. The objective of these talks is to modernise and broaden the scope of … Read more

TUC urges government to remove last hurdle to equality for same–sex couples

On the anniversary today (Friday) of the government’s review into survivor benefits in occupational pensions, the TUC is urging ministers to remove one of the last legal hurdles to equality for same-sex couples. Surviving civil partners and same-sex couples are often left thousands of pounds worse off than a widow would be when their partner … Read more

New right for fathers and partners to attend antenatal appointments

Fathers and partners now have the right to take unpaid time off work to accompany expectant mothers to up to 2 antenatal appointments. Fathers and partners now have the right to take unpaid time off work to accompany expectant mothers to up to 2 antenatal appointments, Employment Relations Minister Jo Swinson announced today (2 October … Read more