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): National Minimum Wage changes

The Government has published its response (available here) to last year’s consultation on reforming the National Minimum Wage (NMW) regulations.  As part of this response, the Government has announced a number of changes to the regulations in a bid to tackle previous criticisms of, in particular, the operation of salary sacrifice schemes and treatment of…
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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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Blog: Employment Law changes to look out for in 2019: Our Hot 10 topics

10 years ago this month I threw both caution and a final salary pension to the wind in order to run off and create Menzies Law.  I can’t quite believe it’s been that long.  Perhaps that’s why it was only just before this Christmas that I finally updated my LinkedIn profile photo.  What a journey…
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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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