With April comes not only spring and all things egg-related, but some important changes to employment law rates.

Here is a reminder of the main ones:

  • National Minimum Wage:
    • Workers aged 25 and over – £7.50
    • Aged 21 to 24 – £7.05
    • Aged 18 to 20 – £5.60
    • Aged 16 to 17 – £4.05
    • Apprentice rate – £3.50
  • Statutory maternity, paternity, adoption, and shared parental pay£140.98 or 90% of the employee’s average weekly earnings, whichever is lower
  • Statutory Sick Pay – £89.35
  • A week’s pay (for redundancy and unfair dismissal basic award calculations) – £489
  • Maximum compensatory award – £80,541