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Reserve Forces (Call-Out and Recall) (Financial Assistance) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 come into force

Reserve Forces (Call-out and Recall) (Financial Assistance) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/460) make amendments to the Reserve Forces (Call-out and Recall) (Financial Assistance) Regulations 2005 (SI 2005/859).

27 March 2015

Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2015 comes into force

The Order amends the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (SI 1975/1023).

10 March 2015

Section 56 Data Protection Act 1998 comes into force

Section 56 of the Data Protection Act 1998 prohibits an employer from requiring an individual or third party to provide information that the individual or third party has obtained in response to a subject access request under s.7 of the Data Protection Act 1998

10 March 2015

Fair Employment (Specification of Public Authorities) (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2015 comes into force

The order amends the Fair Employment (Specification of Public Authorities) Order (Northern Ireland) 2004 (SI 2004/494), which specifies persons or bodies as public authorities for certain purposes under part VII of the Fair Employment and Treatment (Northern Ireland) Order 1998 (SI 1998/3162).

1 March 2015

Police (Conduct) (Amendment) Regulations 2014 come into force

The Police (Conduct) (Amendment) Regulations 2014 amend the procedure for dealing with misconduct in police forces.

12 January 2015

Deduction from Wages (Limitation) Regulations 2014 come into force

The Deduction from Wages (Limitation) Regulations 2014 amend the Employment Rights Act 1996 to limit claims for backdated holiday pay to two years before the date the ET1 is lodged.

8 January 2015

Consolidated Regulations for national minimum wage 2015 come into force

The National Minimum Wage Regulations 2015 consolidate the existing legislation on the national minimum wage into a single set of regulations to make the rules clearer and more workable for employers and employees.

6 January 2015

Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses (Amendment) Regulations 2014 come into force

The Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses (Amendment) Regulations 2014 prohibit employment agencies from advertising vacancies in another EEA country without also advertising the vacancy in English before or at the same time in Great Britain.

5 January 2015

Occupational Pensions (Revaluation) Order 2014 comes into force

The order specifies the revaluation percentages for the purpose of the revaluation, on or after 1 January 2015, of benefits under occupational pension schemes.

1 January 2015

Income Tax (Recommended Medical Treatment) Regulations 2014 come into force

The Regulations amend the Income Tax (Earnings and Pensions) Act 2003 (c.1) to exclude from liability to income tax the funding by an employer of medical treatment that is recommended to an employee as part of an occupational health service.

1 January 2015

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