Updated to include information on the Government's response to its consultation on apprenticeship targets for public-sector bodies.
Updated to reflect the Autumn Statement 2016 announcement that tax advantages for employee-shareholder status will end for new arrangements from 1 December 2016.
The Enterprise Act 2016, which will amend the law on Sunday working, public sector exit payments and apprentices, has received Royal Assent.
Every April, new legislation affecting employment rights and responsibilities is introduced. This year, the development receiving the most attention is the introduction of the national living wage.
Following David Cameron's pledge to remove bias in recruitment and ensure that jobs are awarded on merit alone, the Cabinet Office has announced that the Civil Service and the NHS will roll out name-blind recruitment practices by 2020.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to apprenticeship and training contracts.