UK employment law - future developments

Anticipated changes to employment law in England and Wales.

A monthly round up of anticipated changes to employment law in England.

Date

Development                                                                                                          

Comment                              
2018    
10 August Consultation on off-payroll working in the private sector closes. Further detail available here
Autumn budget Government response to the Consultation on employment status expected. Further details available here.
05 October FCA consultation (as set out in CP 18/19) on proposals to introduce “the Directory”, a new public register for checking the details of key individuals working in financial services, due to close. Further details are available here.
13 November 2018 Hampton-Alexander Report on women in leadership to be published. Further details are available here.
December HM Treasury and New Financial to produce annual review of progress made by signatories to the Charter on representation of women in senior management in financial services. Further details available.
10 December Extension of Senior Managers Regime to all Financial Services and Markets Act authorised persons to commence for insurers. Our microsite on the new regime is available here.
2019    
29 March  Deadline for conclusion of Article 50 withdrawal agreement from the EU Expected commencement of Brexit transitional period. Further details available here.
06 April The Itemised Pay Statement Order comes into effect giving every employee the right to a written itemised pay statement at or before the time at which their wages or salary is made. Further details are available here
06 April Employer Class 1A NICs become payable on any element of termination payment that exceeds £30k.  Further details are available here.
06 April BEIS to have reviewed early conciliation regime.  
30 April BEIS to have reviewed flexible working regulations.  
Mid-to-late 2019 Extension of Senior Managers Regime to all Financial Services and Markets Act authorised persons expected to commence. Our microsite on the new regime is available here.
09 December

Extension of SMCR to all FCA solo-regulated firms will commence.

 
 2020    
31 December Expected end date of Brexit transitional period.  

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