11 January 2016:
Zero hours contracts providing specific remedies for zero hours workers regarding exclusivity clauses.
Early 2016 Gender pay gap reporting:
The Government is required to bring in legislation by 25 March 2016 which requires employers to publish information about differences in pay for male and female employee. Depending in the precise wording of the legislation, this may include a requirement to provide information about temporary workers.
1 April 2016:
A new higher rate of National Minimum Wage (National Living Wage rate) of £7.20 per hour for workers over the age of 25.
6 April 2016:
Abolition of employer National Insurance Contributions for apprentices under 25.
No increase in income tax and NICs rates; the current 2015/16 will stay the same for the remainder of this Parliament.
Travel and subsistence changes for employment intermediaries limiting the ability of certain temporary workers to claim relief from tax and National Insurance Contributions on expenses incurred in relation to home-to-work commuting.
Recovery of public sector exit payments. Draft regulations are subject to a consultation which closes on 25 January 2016.
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