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Public Interest Disclosure (Prescribed Persons) (Amendment) Order 2015 comes into force

The Order adds maintained schools, maintained nursery schools, independent schools including academies and free schools, non-maintained special schools, pupil referral units, alternative provision academies,16-19 academies and free schools, sixth-form colleges and special post-16 institutions, to the list of bodies to whom employees may make a qualifying disclosure.

21 July 2015

Claims for arrears of holiday pay limited to two years

The Government introduces new regulations to prevent claims for arrears of holiday pay going back more than two years.

1 July 2015

Duty to participate in education or training until 18 comes into force

The Education and Skills Act 2008 changes the statutory framework to put a duty on all young people in England to participate in education or training until the age of 18.

26 June 2015

Exclusivity clauses in zero hours contracts banned

The Government introduces ban on exclusivity clauses in zero hours contracts.

26 May 2015

Change to financial penalty for underpayment of national minimum wage

The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 (Commencement No.1) Regulations 2015 increase the penalty imposed on employers that fail to pay employees the national minimum wage to a maximum of £20,000 per worker.

26 May 2015

New English apprenticeships introduced

The Deregulation Act 2015 introduces changes to English apprenticeships with effect from 26 May 2015.

26 May 2015

Child Benefit and Tax Credits Up-rating Order 2015 comes into force

The order increases the maximum rates of the child elements of child tax credits and of various elements of working tax credits.

6 April 2015

Social Security Revaluation of Earnings Factors Order 2015 comes into force

The order increases the percentages for revaluating earnings factors for the state second pension.

6 April 2015

Social Security Pensions (Flat Rate Accrual Amount) Order 2015 comes into force

The order prescribes that the flat rate accrual amount for the tax year beginning 6 April 2015, and subsequent tax years, is £93.60.

6 April 2015

Social Security Pensions (Low Earnings Threshold) Order 2015 comes into force

The order prescribes that for the tax years following 2014/15 the new threshold is £15,300.

6 April 2015

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