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What to expect in 2017

As we wave goodbye to 2016 and welcome 2017, we take a look at the significant employment law changes that are expected this year.   When?  What? 22 December 2016 The Code of Practice (English Language Requirements for Public Sector Workers) Regulations 2016 In 2015 the government…

Gender pay gap regulations

The Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap) Regulations 2016 have finally been published. Employers with 250 or more employees will fall within the scope of the regulations. This means these employers are required to publish difference in pay between men and…

Proposed increases to statutory pay

The Department for Work and Pensions has announced the following proposed increases to statutory pay, including maternity, paternity, adoption and sick pay benefits, from April 2017. ­­The weekly rate of statutory sick pay (SSP) will be £89.35 The weekly rate of statutory…