Editor's message: Although as an employer you have few specific legal obligations to provide occupational or work-related training for employees (see Training obligations), most organisations see the business benefits of doing so. Induction and other forms of on-the-job training will help new recruits and promoted employees to get up to speed in their role, and organisations also need to develop the skills and capabilities of their workforce to remain competitive.
The Government has introduced various initiatives to encourage employers to educate and train their employees. The apprenticeship levy, expected to come into force on 6 April 2017, is designed to give employers a greater incentive to take on apprentices and to put investment in apprenticeships on a sustainable footing for the long term.
Rachel Sharp, HR practice editor
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New apprenticeship levy for large employers with a paybill of more than £3 million per year will be payable with effect from 6 April 2017.
We look at the key legislative changes, cases, consultations, holidays and pay forecasts for 2017.
Updated to include information on enforcement action against senior managers.
Updated to include information on the standards of behaviour in the wholesale fixed income, commodity and currency markets.
We discuss the key legislative developments affecting employers in 2017, including: gender pay gap reporting; the apprenticeship levy; public-sector exit payments and changes to statutory rates.
Practical guidance on developing a competency framework, including whether to use an off-the-shelf set of competencies or to develop competencies in-house, using job analysis tools and testing the framework before rolling out to the workforce as a whole.
The Government consults on draft legislation for the calculation and payment, as well as the reporting and recovery of overpayments of the apprenticeship levy.
Significant employment law changes are anticipated for 2017, amid the ongoing uncertainty resulting from the Brexit referendum.
Updated to include information on the importance of information-sharing mechanisms for intra-group movement of staff under the new regulatory reference regime.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to training and development.