April Round-up

There has been a lot of new legislation this month so here’s a recap in case you have missed anything.

1st April:



National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage Increase

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Government Equalities office move

The government equalities office made the move to the Cabinet Office. This move is to give the office “more influence and leverage within government, working with the Race Disparity Unit, and the Office of Disability Issues, to drive meaningful progress on equalities,” Minister for Women, Penny Mordaunt said in a ministerial statement.

The gender equality strategy will change focus away from women on director boards to lower paid and part time women in smaller businesses – hurrah!

4th April: Gender Pay Gap report deadline. Check out our blog for more details: https://harwoodhrsolutions.co.uk/blog/gender-pay-gap-report-deadline
5th April: Pregnancy protection consultation closes
6th April:



Employer penalties in force for breach of the ‘Good Work Plan’

Pay slip changes come into force

Tribunal compensation limit is increased for unfair dismissal

Statutory sick pay and lower earnings limit increase

7th April: Statutory Maternity, Paternity, Adoption, and Shared Parental Pay increase. Check out our blog for more details: https://harwoodhrsolutions.co.uk/blog/statutory-payment-increase


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April round-up

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