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Changes on 6 April 2013

sharesSUMMARY: From 6 April 2013, statutory payments will be increased and the consultation period for collective redundancy consultation for 100 or more employees will be reduced to 45 days.

Statutory payments

Statutory maternity, paternity and adoption pay standard rates will increase from £135.45 to £136.78 per week.  The maternity allowance will increase in the same way from 8 April 2013.

The statutory sick pay rate will increase from £85.85 to £86.70 per week.

Employers should ensure that payroll and HR staff are aware of the new rates.

Collective redundancy consultation

Currently when employers are making 100 or more employees redundant within a period of 90 days, they need to consult for a period of at least 90 days.  From 6 April 2013, the consultation period will be reduced to 45 days instead of 90 days.

The consultation period means the period between the consultation starting and the dismissals taking effect.

Hazel Robbins, Solicitor

Contact Information

fgmedia@floydgraham.co.uk

+44 (0) 1604 871143

This update is for general guidance only and does not constitute definitive advice. 

Updated: by FG Solicitors
Call us on:  0808 172 93 22

CHANGES ON 6 APRIL 2013

sharesSUMMARY: From 6 April 2013, statutory payments will be increased and the consultation period for collective redundancy consultation for 100 or more employees will be reduced to 45 days.

Statutory payments

Statutory maternity, paternity and adoption pay standard rates will increase from £135.45 to £136.78 per week.  The maternity allowance will increase in the same way from 8 April 2013.

The statutory sick pay rate will increase from £85.85 to £86.70 per week.

Employers should ensure that payroll and HR staff are aware of the new rates.

Collective redundancy consultation

Currently when employers are making 100 or more employees redundant within a period of 90 days, they need to consult for a period of at least 90 days.  From 6 April 2013, the consultation period will be reduced to 45 days instead of 90 days.

The consultation period means the period between the consultation starting and the dismissals taking effect.

Hazel Robbins, Solicitor

Contact Information

fgmedia@floydgraham.co.uk

+44 (0) 1604 871143

This update is for general guidance only and does not constitute definitive advice.