Government reforms (5):  April changes – a reminder

Increase in National Living and Minimum Wage – 1 April 2021 As we updated you in our December 2020 Newsletter Government reforms (3): Increase in national living and minimum wage, the National Living Wage, which currently only applies to workers aged 25 or over, increased by 2.2% and was extended to 23 and 24-year-olds for…
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Government reforms (3):  Increase in national living and minimum wage

1. National Living and Minimum Wage: From 6 April 2021, the new hourly rates recommended by the Low Pay Commission (LPC) and accepted by the Government will be as set out below. The National Living Wage, which currently only applies to workers aged 25 or over, will increase by 2.2% and will be extended to…
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Government reforms (2):  April changes – are you ready?

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There is perhaps something comforting in the fact that it is business-as-usual for employment law in terms of a number of changes coming into force in April, as is the case every year. 1 April 2020 Increase in National Living and Minimum Wage The new rates are as follows: Age 25 plus: National Living Wage increase…
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Government Reforms (1): April changes – Are you ready?

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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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April changes: A reminder

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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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Government reforms (1): National and voluntary living wages

The Government is set to miss its £9.00 an hour National Living Wage 2020 forecast because of Brexit, according to a report published by the Resolution Foundation thinktank (http://www.resolutionfoundation.org/). Instead, the thinktank estimates that Brexit will result in low-skilled workers losing 40p an hour in the next four years. In the meantime the UK voluntary…
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Newsflash: Government & ACAS guidance on national minimum wage & sex discrimination

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Calculating the minimum wage – updated Government guidance As we updated you in our March 2016 Newsletter Government reforms (1): Spring changes – are you ready?, from 1 April 2016, the National Living Wage applies to workers aged 25 and over.The Government, BIS, has now updated their guidance, available here, on helping employers comply with…
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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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