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    
17 October  PRA consultation (CP20/18) on implementing the extension of the senior managers and certification regime (SM&CR) to insurers Part 2, is due to close Further details are available here
29 October The Autumn Budget to be published. Government response to the Consultation on employment status expected. Further details 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  FCA Consultation closes on its proposed guidance on statements of responsibilities and responsibilities maps for FCA firms, in the context of the extension of SMCR.  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    
09 January  The government consultation seeking views on mandatory Ethnicity Pay Reporting (EPR) closes.  Further details are available here.
11 January The Law Commission’s Consultation on reforming employment law hearing structures closes. Further details are available here.
Spring Government to asses and respond to the review into barriers for women in business. Further details are available here.
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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