New Legislation

The government has published new draft legislation (The Employment Rights (Amendment, Revocation and Transitional Provision) Regulations 2023), which contains amendments to the law on holidays, TUPE and working time. Whilst this new draft legislation still needs to complete the final stage of the legislative process, significant changes are not anticipated.

The draft legislation states that these changes will come into force on 1st January 2024.

Many of the changes will be welcome and will simplify areas.

The main changes are as follows:



Allowing small businesses (with fewer than 50 employees) doing TUPE transfers of any size, and businesses of any size undertaking a small transfer (of fewer than 10 employees) to consult their employees directly if there are no existing representatives in place.

Working Hours

Removing additional record keeping requirements relating to working hours that required almost all working hours to be monitored.

These changes should help to simplify these areas of employment law.

Next Steps

We will be updating any relevant policy documents for all client who use and updating relevant guidance and templates on These will be actioned/published on or before 1st January.

If you need guidance or advice on this matter or any other HR or employment law matter, please call Practical HR on 01702 216573 or email [email protected]


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