What’s in Store for 2017?

What’s in Store for 2017?

  • Date: Wednesday 14th December 2016

General Data Protection Regulations

...are coming into force in 2018. Next year will be a year of preparation and we will keep you posted on developments in our newsletter.


Gender Pay Gap Reporting

...for larger employers (more than 250 employees) becomes compulsory as of April 2018, reflecting on data from 2016/17.


 Apprenticeship Levy

Employers with a payroll bill in excess of £3M will have to pay a 0.5% levy. Any employer will be able to access apprenticeship grants.


 Salary Sacrifice Schemes restricted

...with many of them being abolished altogether. Watch this space for details!


 Immigrations Skills Charge

...of up to £1000 per worker is being introduced for Tier2 workers from April 2017.


 Exit Payments in the Public Sector

...will be capped an restricted, although we’re still awaiting details on this.


 Further National Minimum Wage alignments

...are scheduled from April 2017. The next increase will take the national living wage up to £7.50 for employees over the age of 25.


Trade Union balloting changes

These were decided this year but we’re still waiting for an implementation date, which is expected to fall in 2017.


Source: SSG - Manuela Grossmann


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