Employment law timeline 2018 – 2019

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.
  • April 2018
    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.
  • June 2018
    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

  • April 2019
    Taxation of termination payments
    Employers to be liable to pay employer’s national insurance contributions on termination payments above £30,000.

2 Comments on "Employment law timeline 2018 – 2019"

  1. Stephen west | 13/03/2018 at 3:24 pm |

    How can you help the bus as the union we have is not good now the rep been layered off with cancer

    • Hi Stephen,

      If one of our members raises a concern with us we will draft up a ‘Grievance’ letter for them, once this is submitted we will then attend the meeting and put forward the case to get those concerns addressed.

      If we need to get ACAS involved, or take the case to an Employment Tribunal, then we will do this.

      Our priorities are our members, our representatives are independent from your employer, and do not recieve a salary from them.


      Stephen Morris

      General Secretary

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