UK - New legislation which will give fixed-term workers the same pension rights as full-time employees is now set for October 1.
The legislation - which follows a European directive - was due to take effect on July 10.
But the Department of Trade and Industry said the Bill was being held back to give unions and businesses time to cope with administrative problems arising from the legislation.
The DTI also said there were concerns over getting Royal Assent for the legislation in time for the deadline
Hammond Suddards Edge partner Francois Barker said the delay was of little use to employers and advisers unless a final draft of the proposals were made available publicly.
He said: “Any delay would be good news in that it gives us time to prepare, but we don’t know what the final form is.”
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