Hopefully, you will be aware that the Government has confirmed that as of 1 April 2022, Minimum and National Living wage rates will increase from April 2022. The old and new rates are below:
- National Living Wage (23 years and above) £8.91 £9.50
- Age 21-22 Years £8.36 £9.18
- Age 18-20 Years £6.56 £6.83
- Age 16-17 Years £4.62 £4.81
- Apprentice Rate £4.30 £4.81
As is the ‘norm’ family-friendly leave rates are also changing, including maternity, paternity, shared parental, adoption, and parental bereavement leave. Employers will see this increase from £151.97 to £156.66 per week.
Finally, statutory sick pay (SSP) will also increase from £96.35 per week to £99.35 per week.
As an Employer what should you do now?
Ensure you have made the necessary changes in payroll, as the changes take place on 1 April 2022 you need to ensure any payments made after this date are reflected in your Employee pay, a failure to do so could lead to a claim being brought at an Employment tribunal for unpaid payments.
We recommend you write to all Employees who are subject to an increase on 1 April 2022 to inform them of the increase, and that you update your HR policies accordingly.
How can we help you?
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