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National Minimum Wage increases

1-1241448648KyD1SUMMARY:

As of 1 April 2018, the new rates prescribed by the National Minimum Wage legislation come into effect.

THE CHANGES:

The following changes to the national minimum hourly wage will take effect from 1 April 2018:

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THE CATEGORIES

THE NATIONAL LIVING WAGE
This rate applies to workers aged 25 or over.

THE STANDARD ADULT RATE
This rate applies to workers aged between 21 and 24 inclusive.

THE DEVELOPMENT RATE
This rate applies to workers aged between 18 and 20 inclusive.

THE YOUNG WORKERS’ RATE
This rate applies to workers aged below 18 but above the compulsory school age but who are not apprentices.

APPRENTICESHIP RATE
This rate was introduced in October 2010 and applies to all apprentices under 19 years of age or those aged 19 and over but in the first year of their apprenticeship.

CONTACT DETAILS

For more details about the national minimum wage changes please contact: fgmedia@fgsolicitors.co.uk
+44 (0) 1604 871143

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

New Legislation in Force 1 October 2014

SUMMARY:  Several key employment law changes will be implemented on 1 October 2014:

  1. National minimum wage.  The national minimum wage rates for all workers will increase.  In summary:

1 October 2013 to 30 September 2014

From 1 October 2014

Standard Adult Rate

£6.31

£6.50

Development Rate

£5.03

£5.13

Young Workers Rate

£3.72

£3.79

Apprenticeship Rate

£2.68

£2.73

  1. Power to order equal pay audits.  Tribunals will have the power to order employers found to have been in breach of equal pay law to carry out equal pay audits in certain circumstances.
  1. Reserve Forces reform. The statutory qualifying period for unfair dismissal will be removed where the dismissal is connected with the employee’s membership of the Reserve Forces.   There will also be provision for payments to small and medium-sized employers of reservists who are called up.  See our article posted on Military Reservists and Unfair Dismissal posted on 22 September 2014 for further details.
  1. Time off to accompany partner to antenatal appointments.   Employees and agency workers will have a right to take unpaid time off to accompany a pregnant woman with whom they have a “qualifying relationship” to up to two antenatal appointments, up to a maximum of six and a half hours for each appointment. For more information on this, see our newsletter which is published on 1 October 2014.

Contact Details

For more details about upcoming changes in employment law please contact:

fgmedia@fgsolicitors.co.uk

+44 (0) 1604 871143

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

National Minimum Wage Increases

coins-123rf-ref-47388381Summary: Employers should be aware that from 1 October 2014 changes to the national minimum wage will come into effect.

The Changes

The Government has announced the following changes to the national minimum wage which will take effect from 1 October 2014:

From 1 October 2013 to 30 September 2014

From 1 October 2014

Standard Adult Rate

£6.31

 £6.50

Development Rate

£5.03

 £5.13

Young Workers Rate

£3.72

 £3.79

Apprenticeship Rate

£2.68

 £2.73

The Categories

The Standard Adult Rate

This rate applies to workers aged 21 or over.

The Development Rate

This rate applies to workers aged between 18 and 20 inclusive.

The Young Workers’ Rate

This rate applies to workers aged below 18 but above the compulsory school age who are not apprentices.

 Apprenticeship Rate

This rate applies to all apprentices under 19 years of age or those aged 19 and over but in the first year of their apprenticeship.

Contact Details

For more details about the minimum wage changes please contact:

fgmedia@fgsolicitors.co.uk

+44 (0) 1604 871143

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

National Minimum Wage Increases

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Summary: Employers should be aware that from 1 October 2013 changes to the national minimum wage will come into effect.

The Changes

The Government has announced the following changes to the national minimum wage which will take effect from 1 October 2013:

From 1 October 2012 to 30 September 2013

From 1 October 2013

Standard Adult Rate

£6.19

 £6.31
Development Rate

£4.98

 £5.03
Young Workers Rate

£3.68

 £3.72
Apprenticeship Rate

£2.65

 £2.68

The Categories

The Standard Adult Rate

This rate applies to workers aged 21 or over.

The Development Rate

This rate applies to workers aged between 18 and 20 inclusive.

The Young Workers’ Rate

This rate applies to workers aged below 18 but above the compulsory school age but who are not apprentices.

Apprenticeship Rate

This rate was introduced in October 2010 and applies to all apprentices under 19 years of age or those aged 19 and over but in the first year of their apprenticeship.

Contact Details

For more details about the minimum wage changes please contact:

fgmedia@floydgraham.co.uk

+44 (0) 1604 871143

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