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New National Living Wage & National Minimum Wage Rates from 1 April 2023

On 17 November 2022, the UK Government confirmed in its Autumn Statement that it has accepted the Low Pay Commission’s proposed increases to the national living wage (NLW) and national minimum wage (NMW) rates from 1 April 2023. About the National Minimum Wage (NMW) The national minimum wage (NMW) is a prescribed minimum hourly rate of pay which employers must legally

Discrimination in the Workplace: What Employers Need to Know

Discrimination in the workplace

We look at what employers need to know about discrimination in the workplace and how they can avoid negatively impacting staff morale, expensive litigation and reputational damage. Who is Protected from Discrimination? Part 5 of the Equality Act 2010 (EqA2010) protects different categories of individuals against work-related discrimination, including: Job applicants Current employees Former employees

IR35 Rules Scrapped

IR35

On 23 September 2022, the government announced that the IR35 rules on “off payroll” working will be scrapped. What is IR35 and Off Payroll Working? The terms “off-payroll working” and “IR35” are commonly used interchangeably because they both relate to legislation that governs the tax treatment of the provision of a worker’s services through an

The Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill Announced

Workers Rights

If passed, the Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill is set to significantly transform worker regulations in the UK. The New Brexit Freedoms Bill Unveiled On 22 September 2022 the UK Government’s much anticipated Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill received its first reading in the House of Commons, The intended purpose of

New ACAS Guidance on Staff Suspensions

ACAS Publish New Guidance on Staff Suspensions

Acas has published new guidance to advise employers on how to consider and handle staff suspensions at work, specifically during investigations. Should Employers Suspend Staff? Paid suspension is not generally a breach of contract and is often an appropriate course of action where there have been allegations of serious misconduct, but how employers consider and

Entitlement to Extra Day Off for Queen’s Funeral Bank Holiday Explained

Employers have just under a week to decide how they intend to manage the additional bank holiday across their organisations, but what are their options? Extra Bank Holiday for the Queen’s State Funeral  On Saturday 10 September 2022, King Charles III approved a Royal Proclamation declaring the day of the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth