What’s on the UK Employment Law Timetable

An overview of the legal changes you can expect in 2023 and beyond

National Living Wage (NLW) and National Minimum Wage (NMW) Rates
April 2023 The Government update the rates every year in April.
Employment Tribunal Award Limits
April 2023 The Government update the compensation limits to be imposed by employment tribunals every year in April.
Statutory Payments
April 2023 The Government update the Statutory Payments every year in April.
Time off for Fertility Treatment
TBC 2023 A private member’s bill has been introduced by MP Nickie Aiken and would seek to allow women to take time off work for fertility treatment whilst also protect women who seek fertility treatment from any discrimination they may face in the workplace when pursuing fertility treatments such as IVF.
Bereavement Leave and Pay (Stillborn and Miscarried Babies) Bill
TBC 2023 Labour MP Sarah Owen has urged the Government to extend Parental Bereavement Leave to people who miscarry in early pregnancy, telling the Commons: “I can’t believe in 2021 people are forced to take sick leave to process their grief.” Her Bill would extend entitlement to parental bereavement leave and pay to parents of babies miscarried or stillborn during early pregnancy.

Ms Owen’s Bereavement Leave and Pay (Stillborn and Miscarried Babies) Bill was listed for a second reading on 25 February 2023 next year.

State Pension Age Rises to 67 Years
Between 2034 and 2036 The Pensions Act 2007 raises the state pension age for men and women to 67. This will occur between April 2034 and April 2036. The Act can be viewed on the OPSI website.
State Pension Age Rises to 68 Years
Between 2034 and 2036 The Pensions Act 2007 raises the state pension age for men and women to 68. This will occur between April 2044 and April 2046. The Act can be viewed on the OPSI website.