A reminder of some key dates for April 2017:
National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage
The National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage rate increases take effect from 1 April 2017.
The new hourly rates will be as follows:
National Living Wage (age 25+): £7.50
Standard Adult rate (age 21+): £7.05
Development rate (age 18 – 20): £5.60
Young Workers rate (age 16 – 17): £4.05
Apprentice rate: £3.50
Statutory maternity pay, paternity pay, adoption pay and shared parental pay
Rates for statutory maternity pay, paternity pay, adoption pay and shared parental pay increase with effect from 2 April 2017.
The new weekly rate will be £140.98 (up from £139.58)
Statutory sick pay
Statutory sick pay increases with effect from 6 April 2017.
The new weekly rate will be £89.35 (up from £88.45).
If you would like to talk through a situation you are dealing with, or if you need advice on any aspect of employment law, please contact any member of the Pure Employment Law team (01243 836840 or [email protected]).
Please note that this update is not intended to be exhaustive or be a substitute for legal advice. The application of the law in this area will often depend upon the specific facts and you are advised to seek specific advice on any given scenario.