Please note the following changes to statutory rates with the respective effective dates:

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Pay rates from 1st April 2022

National Living Wage for employees and workers aged 23 and over £9.50
Minimum wage for employees and workers aged 21 to 22 inclusive £9.18
Minimum wage for employees and workers aged 18-20 inclusive £6.83
Minimum wage for employees and workers under 18 (but above compulsory school leaving age) £4.81
Apprentices aged under 19, or aged 19 and over but in the first year of their apprenticeship £4.81

 

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Pay rates from 3rd April 2022

Statutory Shared Parental Pay, Statutory Paternity Pay and Statutory Parental Bereavement Pay £156.66 per week or 90% of average weekly earnings, whichever is lower
Statutory Maternity Pay and Statutory Adoption Pay Eligibility: The employee has been continuously employed for 26 weeks or more by the end of the 15th week before their expected week of childbirth 90% of the employee’s average weekly earnings for the first 6 weeks

£156.66 per week or 90% of average weekly earnings, whichever is lower, for the remaining 33 weeks

Maternity Allowance: A benefit for employees who cannot get statutory maternity pay. An employee may have insufficient service to qualify for statutory maternity pay or their earnings may be less than the lower earnings limit for national insurance contributions. Maternity allowance is a weekly benefit that Jobcentre Plus pays directly to entitled individuals. Maternity allowance is payable for a maximum period of 39 weeks. The new rate is £156.66 (or 90% of their average weekly earnings if this figure is less than £156.66)

 

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Pay rates from 6th April 2022

Statutory Sick Pay £99.35
Maximum amount of a week’s pay which may be used to calculate statutory redundancy payment £571
Maximum guarantee payment £31 per day – maximum of £155 for five days’ pay in any three-month period
Maximum basic award for unfair dismissal £17,130
(30 weeks’ pay subject to the limit on a week’s pay)
Maximum compensatory award for unfair dismissal (unlimited for certain automatically unfair dismissals, for example, health and safety or whistleblowing) £93,878
Failure to allow the right to be accompanied £1,142
(two weeks’ pay capped at the statutory amount)
Failure to give a written statement of particulars to an employee £1,142 or £2,284
(two or four weeks’ pay capped at the statutory amount)

 

If you need help with making your business compliant to Government implemented changes, get in touch with the team at MAD-HR today.