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Employment law changes 2018
30 March 2018
Gender pay gap reporting for public sector employers
Public sector employers must publish first reports before this date (with a snapshot date of 31 March 2017).
1 April 2018
National Living Wage
National Living Wage for workers aged 25 and over will increase to £7.83 per hour.
New statutory rates
SSP to increase to £92.05 per week and SMP, SSP, ShPP and SAP to increase to £145.18 per week.
4 April 2018
Gender pay gap reporting for private sector employers
Private sector employers must publish first reports before this date (with a snapshot date of 5 April 2017).
6 April 2018
Taxation of termination payments
All notice pay to be treated as earnings and subject to tax and national insurance contributions (subject to finalised Finance Bill).
25 May 2018
General Data Protection Regulation
To replace existing data protection laws.
EU Trade Secrets Directive
To introduce an EU-wide definition of “trade secret” and provide protections against unlawful acquisitions, use or disclosure.
Employment law changes 2019