It is nearly time to lock up the office door for the Christmas break and officially start enjoying the festive period. However, we all need to get through the final push of this week.

Thinking and planning ahead for next year might have been a task you have already completed and we want to cover the key employment law updates for 2018 to make sure you are in the know.

Dates Employment Law Changes
30th March 2018 Gender Pay Gap reporting for public sector employers They must publish their first reports.


1st April 2018 National Living Wage (25+) increases to £7.83 per hour.

April 2018

New Statutory rates 2018 proposed by the Department for Work and Pensions.
SSP – £92.05 per week

SMP,SAP, SPP, ShPP – £145.18 per week.


4th April 2018 Gender Pay Gap reporting for private sector employers. They must publish their first reports.


25th May 2018 General Data Protection Regulations implemented. All companies will need to be compliant to the new legislation by this date, meaning employers should be preparing now!

These are some of the key dates for 2018 and some important information for employers to take note of.  If you have any queries regarding any of the employment law updates for 2018 please get in touch!

To prepare you for GDPR we are running a training course to provide you with the fundamental points.

We hope you have a lovely Christmas and we look forward to being in touch again in the New Year!

Key Employment Law Updates for 2018