A quiet spring – but busier times ahead

April and October are traditionally the times when employment law changes occur in the UK.  However April 2013 saw minimal change but more significant change is scheduled for the summer.

April did see the annual increase in statutory payments, with Statutory Sick Pay rising from £85.85 per week to £86.70 and Statutory Maternity, Paternity and adoption pay increases from £135.35 per week to £136.78.  The consultation period where making 100 or more employees redundant also decreased from 90 to 45 days and the other major issue was the deployment of Real Time Information reporting for PAYE purposes.

For recruiters and employers the more significant changes are likely to come later in the year.

Fees for employment tribunals, along with increased powers to strike out and sift claims are intended for the summer of 2013.

The government will announce whether there will be significant changes to the Conduct Regulations in August, following the extensive consultation on the subject earlier this year.

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