NLW will rise to £8.91 in April 2021

25 November 2020

The Government has, in its response to the Low Pay Commission’s recommendations, confirmed the new increased rates of National Living Wage (NLW) and National Minimum Wage (NMW). The NLW will increase by 2.2% from £8.72 to £8.91 and will be extended to 23 and 24-year-olds for the first time. These new rates will be effective from 1 April 2021.

Coronavirus, self-isolation and sick pay

9 September 2020

Setting out his action plan to tackle the spread of coronavirus, on 4 March, in the Commons, Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed that emergency legislation would be introduced to ensure that workers will get statutory sick pay (SSP) from the first day off work, not the fourth.

Employers asked to pay more under furlough scheme changes

29 May 2020

While the Government is currently paying 80% of workers' salaries up to £2500 a month for some 8.4 million workers under its furlough scheme, it has made clear that it cannot continue to provide this unprecedented level of support for an indefinite period.

Chancellor stands behind firms as more forced to close

23 March 2020

In what he described as an unprecedented economic intervention, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a package of measures to protect people’s jobs, to offer more generous support to those who are without employment and to strengthen the safety net for those who work for themselves.

Pressure grows for changes to sick pay rules

23 March 2020

Recent announcements by the Prime Minister and the Chancellor with regard to people working from home and avoiding public venues have led to a growing number of demands for more information about how employers and their staff are expected to deal with these situations.