Forthcoming legislation

Employment law dates at a glance

Last Modified  02 March 2017

See the forthcoming legislation in-depth page for more information on these new statutes and amendments.

1 March 2017

Trade Union Act 2017 in force.

14 March 2017

Consultation on changes to tribunal fees remission closes.

31 March 2017

Gender pay gap reporting regulations (public sector) expected to come into force.

April 2017

Immigration skills charge applies to Tier 2 (general) and the healthcare surcharge is added to Tier 2 (intra company transfers) visa category.

1 April 2017

National Living Wage rises to £7.50 an hour and NMW rates increase.

2 April 2017

Statutory maternity, paternity, adoption and shared parental pay rises to £140.98 a week.

6 April 2017

Tribunal compensation limits, statutory sick pay, and NI thresholds rise.

6 April 2017

Apprenticeship levy due to take effect.

6 April 2017Gender pay gap reporting regulations (private sector) expected to come into force.
September 2017

30 hours' free childcare becomes available for 3 and 4-year olds in working families.

30 March 2018

First gender pay gap reports to be published by public sector organisations with 250 or more employees.

4 April 2018

First gender pay gap reports to be published by private sector organisations with 250 or more employees.

April 2018

Tax changes to termination payments due to take effect.