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Employment Law update.

April 2018

Claims to tribunals went up by 90% in the last 3 months of 2017 compared to the previous year. This is down to the removal of the fees last July following a legal challenge. As the tribunal service had reduced the number of employment judges to reflect the huge drop in claims that fees prompted, there are now long delays in getting a hearing at some tribunal offices. Bring back fees!!

January 2018.

Revised rates for Statutory Maternity and Paternity Pay have been announced. The new rate of £145.18 will come into effect in April.

Having been harmonised in 2017, the rates for the National Living wage and also the National Minimum wage will increase in April.

National Living Wage (age 25 and over) (£7.83 from 2018)

Adult Rate (21-24) £7.05 (£7.38)
Lower rate (18-20) £5.60 (£5.90)
Youth rate (16-17) £4.05 (£4.20)
Apprentice minimum wage £3.50 (£3.70)