Forthcoming legislation

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Quick Facts

22nd February 2024

  • Major changes in employment law and HR are listed in these tables.

  • This topic also contains key information related to the changes noted in the table.

  • Many entries in the 'forthcoming legislation' table are marked as 'to be confirmed'. This is because even when a new law is made, the date on which it will come into force cannot be announced until relevant secondary regulations are in place that add details into a new law.


In this topic we list forthcoming legislative changes, and also list recent changes to the law.

In Practice

Employment Law Dates at a Glance

Forthcoming changes

This table shows forthcoming changes. See the forthcoming legislation in-depth page and relevant employment law topic for more information on these new statutes and amendments.

31 March 2024

All leave carried over due to it being unreasonable to take it due to Covid-19 must be taken by this date.

1 April 2024

The National Living Wage age band will be expanded to include workers aged 21 and over. 

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