April 1st – saw the extension of the deadline for completion of the auto-enrolment joining processes, from one month, to six weeks. This extended window may assist employers auto-enrolling workers with fluctuating earnings or on zero-hours contracts.
April 5th – was the deadline for individuals with substantial pension savings to claim Fixed Protection 2014, which provides tax protection from the reduction in the lifetime allowance.
April 6th – Statutory discrimination questionnaires will be abolished, although they are still likely to be used by employers.
April 6th – Statutory sick pay increases.
April 7th – Changes to TUPE pension requirements come into force.
April 7th – Statutory maternity, paternity and adoption pay increases.
May 1st – Delivery deadline for TUPE employee liability information increases from 14 to 28 days before the transfer.
May 6th – Acas early conciliation becomes mandatory.