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New whistleblowing rules for financial sector introduced

New rules on whistleblowing for financial sector introduced, including a requirement to appoint a whistleblowers' champion and for all UK-based staff and their managers to receive appropriate training on blowing the whistle.

7 September 2016

School Teachers' Pay and Conditions Order 2016 comes into force

The order provides for changes to the pay and conditions of school teachers in England and Wales.

1 September 2016

Industrial Training Levy (Construction Industry) Order (Northern Ireland) 2016 comes into force

The order enables the Construction Industry Training Board to impose a levy on employers in the construction industry for the purpose of funding the board.

31 August 2016

Schools with religious character

The Designation of Schools Having a Religious Character (Independent Schools) (England) (No. 2) Order 2016 lists schools that can take into account religious considerations for employment decisions.

24 August 2016

Reinstatement of requirement for employers to report business travel expenses to HMRC

The Income Tax (Pay As You Earn) (Amendment No.2) Regulations 2016 reinstate the requirement for employers to report business travel expenses to HM Revenue and Customs on form P11D.

8 August 2016

Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2016 comes into force

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

4 August 2016

Fair Employment (Specification of Public Authorities) (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2016 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 August 2016

Immigration Act 2016: illegal working offences and new search and seizure powers take effect

The Immigration Act 2016 (Commencement No.1) Regulations 2016 implement several provisions in the Immigration Act 2016.

12 July 2016

Control of Electromagnetic Fields at Work Regulations 2016 come into force

The Regulations implement the Electromagnetic Fields Directive (2013/35/EU).

1 July 2016

Date of EU referendum confirmed

The European Union Referendum (Date of Referendum etc) Regulations 2016 set the date for the holding of a referendum in the UK and Gibraltar on whether or not the UK should remain a member of the EU.

23 June 2016

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