It’s a New Year! In this update, we look forward to what 2019 may have in store and summarise some developments from the very end of 2018.

But first we consider some 2018 highlights.

2018 Highlights

Some highlights from 2018 have been:

  1. the first deadline under the new gender pay reporting obligations, and an increasing awareness of the lack of pay equality in many workplaces;
  2. the coming into force of the General Data Protection Regulation, met with a lack of enthusiasm by some but also with one eye open to the resulting training needs;
  3. the introduction of new rules regarding the taxation of termination awards, which were arguably overcomplicated and raised as many questions as they answered.

There were also a number of interesting cases and developments from the very end of 2018, which we summarise in the attached full report.