April is one of the two months of the year (along with October) when typically we see changes to employment legislation. From 6th April 2017:
- National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage rates increase;
- Statutory Sick Pay (SSP), Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP), Statutory Adoption Pay (SAP), Statutory Paternity Pay (SPP) Statutory Shared Parental Pay (ShPP) rates all increase;
- The cap on a weeks pay for redundancy purposes increases;
Our Employment Law Update has all of the new rates listed for you.
- There are changes to salary sacrifice arrangements (not affecting childcare vouchers, cycle to work and ultra low emission car schemes)
- The apprenticeship levy comes in to force, meaning employers with an annual payroll in excess of £3,000,000 will have to pay a 0.5% levy on payroll amounts over £3,000,000
- Gender pay gap reporting, which affects employers with more than 250 employees requires information relating top April 2017 to be published by April 2018
- The General Data Protection Regulations edge ever closer (May 2018); advice is to act now as most companies will have a significant amount of work to do to be complaint
- A levy on Tier 2 immigration workers comes in to force
You can download our full Employment Law Update here; for more information, please don't hesitate to call or e-mail.