As things stand, we expect to see many significant changes to UK employment law over the coming year, and to keep you informed and share guidance on what steps your business should take, we will be posting news updates, and subject matter articles in this hub.
January 2023 update
This month, the Bill had its third reading in the House of Commons in which MPs debated amendments that had been put forward and subsequently had its 1st reading in the House of Lords.
The UK Government announced a new Bill – ‘Retained EU Law (Reform and Revocation) Bill’ that if passed, would overturn this position.
It would mean that most retained EU laws would cease to remain in force according to a ‘sunset clause’ contained within it (a ‘sunset clause’ is a legal term that provides an expiry date once a Bill is passed into law).
This clause has a date of 31 December 2023, which is the point at which the EU law that has been retained by the UK will expire.
There is, however, potential for the Government to extend this expiry date, but can only do so once and can only extend until 23 June 2026.