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Looking ahead to April 2017, among the year's main employment law changes will be the implementation of the gender pay gap reporting duty and the introduction of the apprenticeship levy. Also, there will be increases to statutory rates.

Gender pay gap reporting begins with Regulations requiring employers with 250 or more employees to publish information on their gender pay gap expected to come into force on 6 April 2017.

A new Apprenticeship levy takes effect for employers with a paybill of more than £3 million per year.

Salary-sacrifice schemes significantly restricted.  Schemes concerning pension saving, certain pensions advice, childcare, cycle-to-work and ultra-low emission cars will not be affected.

Changes to tier 2 foreign worker sponsorships implemented.

National minimum wage changes aligned with the new national living wage introduced in April 2016.  The National Living Wage for workers aged 25 and over will increase to £7.50 per hour.

Statutory maternity, paternity, adoption and shared parental pay increases from £139.58 per week to £140.98 per week.

Increases to statutory sick pay to £89.35 per week.

Income tax allowances and thresholds increase.  The personal allowance increases to £11,500 in the 2017/18 tax year.

Statutory redundancy pay will increase and the maximum weekly pay will be £489.  This means the maximum statutory redundancy payment will be £14,670.

If you need advice on any of these changes, please email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone 07832 854609.