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Employment law...Important dates for 2017

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

April 2017

National Living Wage - National Living Wage rises to £7.50 an hour for those aged 25 and over

01 April 2017

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

02 April 2017

Statutory Sick Pay - Statutory sick pay rises from £88.45 to £89.35 per week.

06 April 2017

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

06 April 2017

Apprenticeship Levy - Apprenticeship levy due to take effect.

06 April 2017

Gender Pay Gap reporting - Gender pay gap reporting regulations (private sector) come into force.

06 April 2017

Pensions - Pensions auto-enrolment earnings trigger frozen (for the tax year 2017/18 at £10,000).

06 April 2017


Public Sector Exit Payments – Government to introduce cap on public sector exit payments of £95,000.

June 2017

Caste Discrimination – Government consultation into how to address caste discrimination closes

18 July 2017


Childcare - The government is planning to double to number of hours of free childcare for 3 and 4 year old’s in working families from 15 hours to 30 hours.

September 2017

Childcare Vouchers – Tax free childcare scheme to be introduced.    

End of 2017