Forthcoming Legislation

Simpler annual benefit statements: regulations and statutory guidance

Reference
2021 No. 1150
Effective
1 October 2022

The Occupational and Personal Pension Schemes (Disclosure of Information) (Statements of Benefits: Money Purchase Benefits) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 make amendments to the regulations governing disclosure requirements for occupational pension schemes and personal pension schemes. The amendments require that the statement given to members of automatic enrolment schemes offering money purchase benefits, informing them of their pension savings, must not exceed two sides of A4 paper, and the equivalent if printed from an online statement.

Employers' duty to prevent sexual harassment

Effective
To be confirmed

Following a consultation, the Government has announced that it intends to introduce a new duty requiring employers to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace.

Judicial Review and Courts Bill

Effective
To be confirmed

This Bill, which is currently before parliament, makes several changes in relation to employment tribunals and the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT)

Carers to get one week’s unpaid leave

Effective
To be confirmed

The Government plans to introduce a new right for carers to take up to one week (five working days) of unpaid leave per year.

New legislation to ensure tips go to workers in full

Effective
To be confirmed

The Government has announced that it will legislate to ensure tips, gratuities and service charges go to workers in full as part of an upcoming Employment Bill.

Legislation to strengthen the Modern Slavery Act

Effective
To be confirmed

Under the Modern Slavery Act, certain commercial organisations must publish modern slavery statements, setting out the steps they are taking to prevent modern slavery in their operations and supply chains.

Government to widen ban on exclusivity clauses

Effective
To be confirmed

The Government has announced that it will widen the ban on exclusivity clauses, which restrict staff from working for multiple employers, to contracts where the guaranteed weekly income is on or below the Lower Earnings Limit of £123 a week.