Forthcoming Legislation

Employment regulations for a smooth Brexit

Effective
EU Exit Day

The following regulations make technical amendments to employment law so that it continues to operate effectively on the day the UK leaves the EU.

Data protection regulations for a smooth Brexit

Effective
EU Exit Day

The Data Protection, Privacy and Electronic Communications (Amendments etc) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 became law on 28 February 2019 and will come into force on EU Exit Day.

The Statutory Parental Bereavement Pay (General) Regulations 2020

Effective
6 April 2020

These draft regulations introduce a new entitlement for parents who are taking Parental Bereavement Leave and who meet the eligibility requirements to receive a statutory payment while absent from work.

Agency Workers (Amendment) Regulations 2019

Reference
SI 2019/724
Effective
6 April 2020

These regulations amend the Agency Workers Regulations 2010 so that agency workers will no longer be able to opt out of their equal pay entitlements.

Employment Rights (Employment Particulars and Paid Annual Leave) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

Reference
SI 2018/1378
Effective
6 April 2020

These regulations require employers to provide all workers with a written statement of employment particulars on the day employment begins (currently the statement has to be provided within eight weeks).

ICE arrangements: threshold for request reduced

Effective
6 April 2020

The percentage of employees required for a valid request to set up information and consultation of employees (ICE) arrangements is to be reduced from 10% to 2%.

Providing a key information document to agency workers

Effective
6 April 2020

From 6 April 2020 all agency workers must be given a key information document before agreeing terms with an employment business.

Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Act 2018

Reference
SI 2018/24
Effective
April 2020

The Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Act 2018 entitles parents who lose a child under the age of 18 to two weeks' paid leave.