Forthcoming legislation

Employment law dates at a glance

Last Modified  07 April 2017

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

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.

25 May 2018

General Data Protection Regulation in force