The Real Living Wage Rates are calculated annually by the Resolution Foundation and overseen by the Living Wage Commission, and are based on the best available evidence about living standards in London and the UK. The Real Living Wage is
Yesterday Philip Hammond, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, delivered his Autumn Budget for 2018 and announced the National Living Wage and the National Minimum Wage rates that will apply from April 2019: The National Living Wage for workers aged 25
New legislation to end unfair tipping practices and increase transparency for consumers and employees were announced by the Government today. The new legislation will ensure that service industry workers get all of the tips left by customers.
The Government accepted the recommendations from the Low Pay Commission on the National Living Wage and the National Minimum Wage and accordingly from April 2018: The National Living Wage for workers aged 25 and over will increase from £7.50 to
Statutory Payments include maternity pay, paternity pay, shared parental pay, adoption pay and sick pay. The rates normally increase each April.
The Employment Tribunal Award Limits set the value of a weeks pay for calculating payments such as redundancy pay and unfair dismissal compensation. The limits normally increase each April.
National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage Rates Applicable from 1 April 2017 Following the recommendations of the independent Low Pay Commission, the Government will increase the National Living Wage from £7.20 to £7.50 from April 2017. The Government will
The new National Living Wage will be introduced in April 2016 and will apply to all employees over the age of 25. The introductory rate will be £7.20 per hour and that is set to rise to £9 an hour by 2020.
Read how the National Living Wage will work with the National Minimum Wage and how future increases will be applied.
The Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland has held that voluntary overtime is not necessarily excluded from the calculation of holiday pay for the purposes of the Working Time Regulations 1998 (as derived under the EU Working Time Directive).
The EU Commission has issued a consultation on the Working Time Directive, with the aim of producing an impact assessment of options for reform. This marks a change in activity given the stalemate over recent years – in essence, there is agreement that the Directive is no longer fit for purpose, but there has been to date no agreement on how to fix it.
The consultation closes in March next year and the impact assessment is expected during 2015.
Currently workers bringing claims for unpaid wages can recover historic shortfalls in their pay over an unlimited period, provided there is a series of deductions from their pay and their claim is filed within three months of the last shortfall in pay. Yesterday (18 December 2014) the government introduced the Deduction from Wages (Limitation) Regulations 2014 which will limit claims for deductions from pay filed on or after 1 July 2015 to deductions which occurred in the two year period before the claim is filed.