Employment legislation changes in 2017
 
 
 
Trade Union Act

The Act reforms the rules on trade union ballots for taking industrial action. The main provisions of the Act are :

  • 50% turnout threshold for there to be a valid ballot on industrial action.

  • Threshold of 40% support from all members in order to take industrial action in key sectors.

  • Four month time limit for which the ballot will remain valid to authorise industrial action.

March 2017

Gender pay gap reporting

To address the gender pay gap, the Government is introducing a completely new requirement for all large organisations to publish their gender pay gap. Employers will need to publish key wage information, and these details will need to include the difference in hourly earnings as well as the gap in bonus pay.

 

April 2017

Apprenticeship Levy

Employers with a wage bill of more than £3 million per year will be liable to pay a new apprenticeship levy. The levy will apply to all industry sectors, in both the public- and private-sector, for the purpose of raising money to meet the cost of apprenticeship schemes across the UK.

 

April 2017

National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage

Increases in hourly rates of pay for both the National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage. Details in the table below.

Future changes for both will take place in April of each year. 

 

April 2017

The Immigration Skills Charge Regulations 2017

From April 2017 employers who sponsor skilled workers under tier 2 of the points based system will have to pay £1,000 per certificate.

Employers should confirm that they have checked that all their current employees have the right to work in the UK, and that they can prove that those checks have taken place. A paper trail will be essential.

 

April 2017

General Data Protection Regulations

Employers will be required to carry out audits of employee personal data that they collect and process to ensure it meets the General Data Protection Regulations. The ICO have published a booklet "Preparing for the General Data Protection Regulations - 12 steps to take" 

 

May 2018

Statutory payments - April 2017

Maternity/Paternity/Adoption £140.98

Sick pay£89.35

Lower Earnings Threshold£113

National Living Wage£7.50

National Minimum Wage

Workers aged 21-24£7.05

Workers aged 18-20£5.60

Workers ages 16-17£4.05

Apprentice rate£3.50

 

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