National Minimum Wage from 1 October 2013

  The National Minimum Wage rates are increasing from 1 October 2013. They will be:   •         Apprentice rates: £2.68 per hour. * But see note below. •         Under 18s: £3.72 per hour. •         18 to 20 years: £5.03 per hour. •         Age 21 years and over:...

Workplace pension reform

All employers need to be aware of their responsibilities following the introduction of pension reforms. Some elements of this new legislation, such as the safeguards for individuals, came into effect for all employers from 1 July 2012.   The Pensions Regulator has...

National Minimum Wage Rates

New rates came into force on 1 October 2012 and are: £6.19 per hour for workers aged 21 and over – a rise of 11p £4.98 per hour for 18-20 year olds – no change £3.68 per hour for workers above school leaving age but under 18 – no change £2.65 per...

Employers costs to increase by 3%

The Pensions Regulator has published information about proposed workplace pension changes that are due to be phased in from next year. Workers who will need to enrol in the new workplace pension arrangements unless they expressly choose to opt out are: * Employees who...

Coping with employment law

A recent survey by Business Link has highlighted how difficult it is for a small business owner to cope with employment legislation. The results revealed that two thirds of small businesses fail to implement employment law properly. The findings were: A quarter didn’t...