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Forthcoming legislation

Employment law dates at a glance
Recent developments
 
This table shows changes that have recently taken place:
 
30 September 2017

Guide date for first annual review of modern slavery statements produced by 30 September 2016

1 October 2017

Updated list of prescribed persons for whistleblowing purposes

1 October 2017

Amendments to list of bodies qualified to supervise certain ballots/elections and list of bodies qualified to conduct a ballot on recognition/derecognition of trade union for collective bargaining

1 October 2017

Technical changes to auto-enrolment for employers whose duties commence from 1 October 2017
 
 
Forthcoming changes
 
This table shows forthcoming changes. See the forthcoming legislation in-depth page for more information on these new statutes and amendments.
 

10 March 2018

'Check off' restrictions to be applied to certain public authorities
30 March 2018

Gender pay gap reporting date for larger public sector organisations

1 April 2018

Increase to national living/minimum wage rates
4 April 2018

Gender pay gap reporting date for larger private sector organisations

April 2018

Changes to taxation of payments in lieu of notice

April 2018

Increase to statutory rates eg statutory sick pay (to be confirmed)

April 2018

Increase to employment tribunal maximum awards and limits eg statutory guarantee pay (to be confirmed)

April 2018

Auto-enrolment minimum contributions increase; employees contributing 3%, employers contributing 2%
25 May 2018

General Data Protection Regulation comes into force 

June 2018

Requirement to annually report the pay ratio between CEOs and average employees to be introduced for listed organisations

March 2019

UK to leave the EU

April 2019

Changes to taxation of termination payments

April 2019

Auto-enrolment minimum contributions increase; employees contributing 5%, employers contributing 3%

6 April 2019

Requirement to include total number of hours worked on payslips comes in to force

6 April 2019

New right for workers to receive a pay slip introduced

2020

Paid parental bereavement leave to be introduced

Mid-2020s

Reforms to automatic enrolment to be introduced

To be confirmed

Clarification of protection against caste discrimination

To be confirmed

Extension of shared parental leave to grandparents