Legislative changes in April 2011

4 April 2011

1 April

  • Moratorium exempting micro and start-up businesses from new domestic regulation begins

3 April

  • Additional paternity leave and pay regulations came into force on 6 April 2010 but apply to parents of children due (or matched for adoption) on or after 3 April 2011
  • Statutory Maternity, Paternity and Adoption pay increases from £124.88 to £128.73

5 April

  • The General Public Sector Equality Duty in S.149 of the Equality Act 2010 comes into force

6 April

  • The default retirement age will be phased out and the statutory retirement procedure abolished
  • The positive action in recruitment and promotion provisions in S.159 of the Equality Act 2010 comes into force
  • The Equality Act codes of practice come into force
  • Changes to the points-based immigration system- including a limit of 20,700 on the number of migrants entering the United Kingdom under Tier 2 (General)
  • Tax changes for post-termination payments after a P45 has been issued
  • Changes to tax reliefs for employer-supported childcare
  • Statutory sick pay increases from £79.15 to £81.60

11 April

  • Maternity Allowance increases from £124.88 to £128.73