Age limit change for National Living Wage

Age Limit Changed Currently the National Living Wage applies to all workers aged 23 and over, but from the 1st April 2024 the age limit will be reduced and instead it will apply to all workers aged 21 and over.

Minimum Wage and National Living Wage

From 1st April 2024 Annual increases to the minimum wage and national living wage will come into effect from 1st April 2024: 21 and over from £10.42 to £11.44 per hour 18- to 20-year-olds from £7.49 to £8.60 per hour 16- to 17-year-olds and apprentices from £5.28 to...

Bereavement leave

From 6 April 2020, all employed parents will have the right to two weeks’ leave if they lose a child under the age of 18, or suffer a stillbirth after 24 weeks of pregnancy, irrespective of their length of service. Employed parents may also qualify for two weeks’...

New ‘Vento’ bands

Guidance updating the Vento bands for damages for injury to feelings has been issued. The new bands, for claims issued on or after 6 April 2020, are:- lower band: £900 to £9k middle band: £9k to £27k upper band: £27k to £45k (with the possibility of the most serious...

Mental Health

Mental Health At Work At last mental health is getting the media coverage it needs to change peoples views and lift the stigma once associated with mental illness. An independent review on how employers can better support the mental health of employees, including...

Grieving Allowance

New leave allowance for grieving parents A Bill has been published last month which will entitle parents two weeks paid leave in the sad event that they lose a child under the age of 18. Currently, whilst employers are expected to be understanding and flexible where...