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Minimum wage to rise to £6.50 in October

The government has approved a rise in the national minimum wage (NMW) to £6.50 an hour in October this year, as recommended by the independent Low Pay Commission (LPC). From the 1st of October 2014 NMW rates will be: a 19p (3 per cent) increase in the […]

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National minimum wage increases for October 2013

The government has announced the national minimum wage rates which will take effect on 1 October 2013. It accepted most of the recommendations of the Low Pay Commission (LPC) with one exception; the LPC had recommended freezing the apprenticeship rate at £2.65 an hour, but the government […]

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Rates and Limits

In February the following statutory increases will take effect: Taking effect from 1 February: Unfair Dismissal the maximum basic award increases from £12,900 to £13,500 the minimum award for some automatically unfair dismissals increases from £5,300 to £5,500 (maximum as above) the maximum compensation award increases from […]

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What is the Minimum Wage for 2012

The government has accepted the recommendations of the Low Pay Commission and announced the following national minimum wage rates, which will take effect from 1 October 2012: The standard adult rate (workers aged 21 and over) will rise to £6.19 per hour (up 1.8% from £6.08). The development […]

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Maternity and other Statutory Payments from April 2012

The allowances for SSP and SMP have now been announced for April 2012. Type of Payment                                                  From April 2012 Statutory Maternity Pay   […]

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