Important HR Changes Coming in 2022

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Written by: Alcumus
26th January

Are you aware of the changes to the Right to Work checks?

The Home Office has announced that from 6 April 2022, the right to work of those who hold a biometric residence card (BRC), biometric residence permit (BRP) or frontier worker permit (FWP) can only be done online.

From the 6th of April 2022 employers must carry out a check for individuals holding a BRC, BRP or FWP using the Home Office’s online right to work check service. An employer will no longer be able to complete a manual right to work check using a physical BRC, BRP or FWP

Wondering what to do next? Take a look at our helpful guide.


How to manage the additional Bank Holiday

What are the current bank holiday entitlements in the UK?

  • England and Wales 8 days
  • Scotland 9 days
  • Northern Island 10 days

What are the Bank Holiday changed in 2022?

  • 3rd of June 2022 an additional bank holiday to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee
  • Spring Bank Holiday will move to Thursday the 2nd of June 2022

Wondering how to manage the additional bank holiday for your business? Read the advice from our knowledgeable HR consultants


Changes to the National Minimum Wage & National Living Wage

What is the National Living Wage?

The compulsory national living wage is the lowest amount that can legally be paid to employees aged 23 or over. It is adjusted every April.

When was the National Living Wage Announced?

The changes to the national living and minimum wage were revealed by the Treasury on 25 October 2021 and were officially announced by the Chancellor Rishi Sunak during his autumn budget statement on 27 October 2021.

Take a look at how the changes will affect your business and practical advice to managing these changes.


Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme

Given the recent surge in COVID-19 cases due to the Omicron variant and in order to support businesses during this very challenging time, from mid-January the Government will be reintroducing the Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme. The previous scheme ended on 30 September 2021.

Find out what the rebate scheme means for your business.