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  JUNE 2021 – KENYA | MAURITIUS | TANZANIA | UGANDA BUDGET SPEECHES and LEGISLATION CHANGES It is important that employers note the following: KENYA 2021/2022 Budget speech and tax changes The following are highlights from the Kenyan government’s budget for the 2021/22 fiscal year, as presented to Parliament by Finance Minister Ukur Yatani on...

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MARCH 2020 – KENYA INDUSTRIAL TRAINING LEVY It is important that employers note the following: Changes to Kenya Industrial Training Levy The Industrial Training (Training Levy) (Amendment) Order, 2020 was gazetted on 21 February 2020, introducing changes to the Industrial Training (Training Levy) Order. The amendments are effective from 23 December 2019. As the order...

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JANUARY 2020 – ESWATINI (SWAZILAND) | KENYA | MAURITIUS LEGISLATION CHANGES It is important that employers note the following: ESWATINI Eswatini National Provident Fund (ENPF) Contributions Limit Effective 1 January 2020, the maximum statutory contributions per employee have increased from E270 to E290 per month. This means that the expected maximum statutory contribution for 2020...

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Kenya Budget Speech for 2019/2020 On 13 June 2019 the Kenya Cabinet Secretary delivered the budget speech themed “Creating Jobs, Transforming Lives – Harnessing the ‘Big Four’ Plan”, i.e. universal health, affordable housing, increasing manufacturing to the economy, and improving food and nutrition security. Highlights: The Finance Bill 2019, which contains the taxation measures announced...

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The Kenya National Housing Development Fund (NHDF) implementation delayed On Monday, 27 May 2019, the implementation of the NHDF levy has been extended by the Employment and Labour Relations Court, barring the government from implementing the disputed 1.5% housing levy. The housing levy was to take effect in May following a public notice by the...

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NHDF Implementation As part of the Finance Act 2018, assented by Kenya’s President on 21 September 2018, the Employment Act 2007, was amended to introduce contributions to the National Housing Development Fund (NHDF). The NHDF contributions were meant to come into effect 1 January 2019, however, it was temporarily suspended by the Labour Court, pending...

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