Company Overview

IDS provides the latest, comprehensive and in-depth coverage of UK Employment Law to legal and HR professionals. You can access our fantastic range of employment law services here and also online via Westlaw UK covering:

  • Current Awareness
  • Employment Law Brief, with every edition since 2003 available online, and a PDF transcript of the decision of every reported case.
  • Employment Law Handbooks in print, online and in eBook format via Thomson Reuters’ ProView

The IDS pay & reward services were discontinued in April 2015.

Company History

All of our work is focused on employment-related areas and our output draws on almost 50 years’ experience in this field. The first IDS publication was launched in 1966 with one very simple aim: to provide accurate and timely information that could be put to practical use by all those involved in determining employment policies in Britain. From this one very simple idea, IDS has grown with our clients to offer subscription services and publications that span across the employment law field. We have provided expertise to thousands of businesses, government, trade unions and tribunals for almost half a century. In September 2005 the company was acquired by Sweet & Maxwell, part of Thomson Reuters.