We are about to enter a new financial year and in anticipation of this, we are today looking ahead at the timeline of key dates and changes on the employment law landscape this April:
29th March 2019: The UK leaves the EU (maybe). Once finalised we will be able to clearly see the impact of this on employment. What we know is that the first area that employers will be required to review is the right to work in the UK. The EU settlement scheme opened on the 21st January for applications for EU citizens to remain in the UK.
1st April 2019: National Minimum Wage increases. The government has published the new hourly rates on their website. You will need to issue a statement of change and amend your payroll to this effect. If you are one of our clients we have this in hand for you and your Business Partner will be in touch.
|Year||25 and over||21 to 24||18 to 20||Under 18||Apprentice|
|April 2018 (current rate)||£7.83||£7.38||£5.90||£4.20||£3.70|
It is also an ideal time to review your employees who are paid over the minimum wage to consider whether a increase to reflect inflation would be appropriate. This may also be aligned to performance in their role. If you would like to discuss this please contact us.
6th April 2019: Itemised payslips are introduced and employers must provide all workers with an itemised payslip and state the number of hours being paid where wages vary according to time worked.
6th April 2019: Statutory Sick Pay increases to £94.25 per week.
7th April 2019: New statutory rates for Statutory Maternity Pay, Statutory Paternity Pay, Shared Parental Pay and Statutory Adoption Pay increase to £148.60
If you have any questions about the above changes or need any support please contact us on 01325 288299 (option 2).