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To reduce the age for being automatically enrolled into a pension scheme (from 22 to 18 years old); and
Remove the lower earnings limit for contributions meaning auto-enrolment contributions start from the first pound, not just those over £192 per week.
We currently have no set implementation date but will update you when we have more details. Obviously, there is nothing stopping you from adopting the changes before the legislation comes into force.
Data Protection and Digital Information Bill No.2
The government’s aim is to simplify the UK’s data protection framework – in particular, they’re suggesting that record keeping of personal data will only be required where processing results in a high risk to the rights of individuals (the Information Commissioner’s Office will need to publish guidance on what constitutes ‘high risk’).
Employers with less than 250 employees are exempt from record-keeping duties unless their data processing activities carry a high risk to the rights of individuals. The bill is currently working through the House of Commons and is due its third reading stage.
People dates for your diary
21 November – Carers Rights Day | Raising awareness of rights and challenges of unpaid carers
25 November – White Ribbon Day | Preventing violence against women and promoting gender equality
07 December – Christmas Jumper Day | Save the Children’s annual fundraising event
02-08 December – National Grief Awareness Week | Supporting those who may be grieving and create better understanding of the grieving process
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This update is accurate on the date it was published, but may be subject to change which may or may not be notified to you. This update is not to be taken as advice and you should seek advice if anything contained within affects you or your business.