As part of keeping you in our focus, our exec people update ensures you’re on top of the latest people opportunities, challenges and legislative changes so you are ready to update the Board. If you want more insight, give us a call or send us an email and we’ll make sure you’re fully up to speed with all the detail.
Apprenticeship levy – use it or start losing it…
All funds within your Apprenticeship Service Account must be spent within 24 months – unused April 2017 levy payments will be lost this month unless spent. Don’t forget, you don’t just have to take on an apprentice to utilise the levy – use funds to upskill your team with some of the training opportunities available.
The Government considers NDAs (non-disclosure agreements) may inappropriately stop harassment victims from speaking out. Following a number of high profile cases, the Government have opened a consultation – you can submit your views until 29th April 2019.
Research says 77% of mothers have a negative or potentially discriminatory experience during pregnancy or maternity leave. To address the temptation of making redundant new mothers and those returning from adoptive or shared parental leave soon after their return, the Government is consulting on extending by another six months protection from dismissal for those individuals. The consultation closes on 5th April 2019. Make sure to have your say here.
Gender pay gap – get your skates on!
If you haven’t already published your report you have until 4th April! Early figures suggested a widening pay gap compared to last year. Make sure you explain any pay gap differences in your narrative!
Increase in possible tribunal awards
From the 6th April 2019, the following will be increasing:
• Maximum compensatory award for unfair dismissal – £83,682 to £86,444
• Maximum statutory redundancy payment – £15,240 to £15,750
• Statutory cap on a week’s pay – £508 to £525 (used for calculating redundancy payments etc)
We’d be delighted to chat through any of the above with you in more detail, just give us a shout.