UK National Minimum Wage Rates for 2020

The UK National Minimum Wage rates for 2020 have now been introduced together with increases in other statutory rates of pay.  Employers are advised to ensure their payroll systems are updated from 1st April. National Minimum Wage Rates from 1 April 2020: Workers aged 25 and over – £8.72 (up from £8.21) Workers aged 21 […]

Government Employment Updates from 24 March 2020

This Tuesday’s guidance was predominantly based upon the requirements and workings of the NHS, with the Secretary of State for Health, Matt Hancock, chairing the briefing. The main highlight was a new hospital is due to be opened within the ExCeL Centre, and confirmation that retired health care staff are stepping back into the fray. […]

Coronavirus – Advice for Employers

As the new COVID-19 strain of Coronavirus is spreading in the UK there is no shortage of articles in the media predicting the end of civilisation as we know it.  In this guidance we cut through the noise and give employers some practical advice on minimising the impact of coronavirus in their workplaces. Coronavirus and […]

Shared Parental Leave Pay

In a bid to “promote wellbeing and gender equality”, and encourage fathers to spend more time with their children, Finland’s new government announced plans to give all parents the same parental leave. Paid allowance will increase to a combined 14 months, which works out as 164 days per parent. A 2019 directive indicates the EU […]