Category Archives: Statutory Payments and Awards

Government Reforms (2): Increase in Discrimination Awards

What do we already know? We updated you in our September 2017 Newsletter Government reforms (2): Increase in discrimination awards on the Guidance published by the Presidents of the Employment Tribunals on the amount of compensation which can be awarded in discrimination claims. This Guidance confirmed there are three levels of bands for compensation for…
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Government Reforms (1): April changes – Are you ready?

spring cleaning
It’s nearly April and, as usual, this month sees a spring clean for employment law.  Although we’ve covered the majority of these changes in previous newsletters and alerts, we thought it was worth a quick reminder: 1 April 2019 Increase in National Living and Minimum Wage The new rates are as follows: Age 25 and…
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Government reforms (1): Statutory rates increase

Statutory rates increase
What do we already know? Annually in April the annual increase in statutory pay rates come into effect which are normally increase in line with the consumer price index (CPI). What’s new? The following proposed increases to statutory payments will be effective in April 2019: The weekly rate of: Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) will rise…
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Government reforms (2): Increase in tribunal awards

discrimination
What do we already know? 1. We updated you in our September 2017 Newsletter Government reforms (2): Increase in discrimination awards on the Guidance published by the Presidents of the Employment Tribunals on the amount of compensation which can be awarded in discrimination claims. This Guidance confirmed there are three levels of bands for compensation…
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Government reforms (3): Statutory rates increase

Statutory rates increase
What do we already know? Annually in April the annual increase in statutory pay rates come into effect which are normally increase in line with the consumer price index (CPI). What’s new? The following proposed increases to statutory payments will be effective in April 2018: The weekly rate of: Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) will rise…
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April changes: A reminder

apprenticeship contracts
It’s April and, as usual, means a spring clean for employment law.  Although we’ve covered the majority of these changes in previous newsletters and alerts, we thought it was worth a quick reminder: 1 April 2017 Increase to National Minimum and Living Wages In Autumn Statement 2016 the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced that the…
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Blog: Judges taking centre-stage

Joanne Sefton, Specialist Employment Lawyer at Menzies Law
Question:  What do Denise Brewster and Fatemad Reshad have in common? Answer:  Both are very recent beneficiaries of the exercise of judicial control over executive power. Meaning what, exactly? Well, Fatemad is an Iranian infant who travelled to the US this week to undergo potentially life-saving heart surgery at a Portland hospital. Her planned treatment…
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Newsflash: Statutory rate increases

What do we already know? Most years in April the annual increase in statutory pay rates come into effect. The rates normally increase each April in line with the consumer price index (CPI). However a 0.1% fall in the CPI in the year to September 2015 meant that there was no increase to the rates…
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Government reforms (1): Spring changes – are you ready?

The following changes are on their way in April: 1 April 2016 National Living Wage: a new mandatory National Living Wage of £7.20 per hour will be introduced from 1 April 2016 for workers aged 25 or over. The National Minimum Wage will continue to apply to other workers (current rate (until September 2016) is…
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Newsflash: No increase to statutory rates

What do we already know? Various statutory rates such as maternity pay, paternity pay, shared parental pay, adoption pay and sick pay usually increase every year in April in line with the consumer price index (CPI). However, there is no statutory requirement to uplift these rates every year. What’s new? The Government has proposed that…
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