Good Work Plan changes come into force today

The Good Work Plan changes to section one statements come into force today (6 April).  This means that:

  • entitlement to a statement of particulars of employment is now a day one right;
  • workers are now also entitled to a statement of particulars; and
  • there is now a longer list of items that must be included in the statement.

Other changes coming into force today include:

  • the extension of the reference period for determining an average week’s pay for the purpose of calculating holiday pay to 52 weeks (instead of 12 weeks);
  • the abolition of the Swedish derogation, which used to allow employment businesses to avoid pay parity between agency workers and direct employees;
  • agency workers’ entitlement to a Key Information Document; and
  • liability for class 1A employers’ National Insurance contributions on termination payments of more than £30,000.

You can find more information on these changes in our January newsletter article.  As we blogged a few weeks ago, the other major change that had been scheduled to take effect today – the overhaul of the IR35 off-payroll working rules – has been postponed until April 2021.

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Laura Morrison

About Laura Morrison

Laura is a managing practice development lawyer based in Dentons' Edinburgh office, supporting the People, Reward and Mobility practice across the UK. She has more than 14 years' experience as an employment lawyer. Laura's responsibilities focus on supporting our fee earners through a variety of knowledge initiatives, from internal and external training to the development of innovative methods for service delivery.

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