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Updates in Employment law

The drive for equal opportunities for all has been pushing forward in the UK.  EOR looks at some of the key issues being addressed by various organizations such as the EOC, through 2018 to 2019.

Law updates regarding employment

#1           The Taylor Review of modern working practices – July 2017

On the 7 February 2018, the government published their response to the “Good Work: The Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices”
Included in the government’s response publication to the Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices the government intends to launch four new consultations.
These will cover the reviews key areas of employment status, agency workers, the enforcement of employment rights and to increase the transparency of the labour market. The government accepted that there was not a clear and concise way in which to measure employment status.  For this, they have begun consulting on the best way to test for employment status and integrate it into legislation.  The development of online tools to help with the questions of employment status is currently being investigated.

#2           On 6 April 2018 new termination payment tax laws

Redundancies made on or after the 6th April 2018 will be subject to the new tax rules whereby all termination pay will be treated the same as regular earnings and therefore subject to both national insurance contribution and tax.

But if made redundant any day before 6th April 2018 termination payments will be subject to the old rules even if the actual payment is made on or after the 6th April 2018.

Conclusion

Always check with an expert advisor or legal counsel should you have any doubts or queries about any employment issues.