Government reforms (1): National minimum wage – TUPE transferees beware

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HMRC have announced changes in how they enforce National Minimum Wage (NMW) penalties against employers involved in TUPE transfers. See the HMRC update here (at page 4). From July 2018, any liability for historic NMW underpayment or any penalties relating to the underpayment will be enforced against the new employer (i.e. the transferee).  This is…
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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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Government reforms (1): October changes

It’s that time of year when the biannual employment legislation changes take place, and the following come into effect on 1 October 2016: 1. National Minimum Wage (NMW): Increased rates come into effect on 1 October 2016: 25 years and above: the new national living wage (NLW) for workers aged 25 and over came into force…
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Newsflash: National minimum wage – guidance

What do we already know? We updated you in our June 2015 Newsflash National minimum wage – guidance that the Government had published useful, updated guidance on the national minimum wage (NMW). The guidance is intended to assist employers comply with the NMW regulations and includes information on who is entitled to NMW and help…
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Government reforms (2): National minimum wage

The following National Minimum Wage (NMW) rates come into effect on 1 October 2016: 25 years and above: the new national living wage for workers aged 25 and over came into force at a rate of £7.20 an hour on 1 April 2016. This rate will not change on 1 October; 21-24 year olds: increase…
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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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Newsflash: Government guidance on 1) HMRC checks and 2) Recognising potential

1. HMRC National Minimum Wage factsheet HM Revenue and Customs has published a factsheet, available here, to give guidance to employers about the checks that HMRC carry out to make sure that employers are paying workers at least the national minimum wage. Just as a reminder, a new mandatory National Living Wage of £7.20 per…
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Government reforms (1): October changes

It’s that time of year when the biannual employment legislation changes take place, and the following come into effect on 1 October 2015: National Minimum Wage: The following National Minimum Wage (NMW) rates will come into effect: adult rate: increase by 20p to £6.70 an hour; 18-20 year olds: increase by 17p to £5.30 an…
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