Here are the new National Minimum Wage rates for pay periods starting on or after 1 October 2016: £6.95 per hour 21-24 years old £5.55 per hour 18-20 years old £4 per hour 16-17 years old £3.40 per hour Apprentices under 19 and all apprentices in the first year of their apprenticeship The National Living… Read more »

Nobody to put into a pension scheme? You still have duties. Businesses who employ only one member of staff (who is employed on a temporary basis, who earns under the qualifying earnings threshold of £10,000 and who does not need to be automatically enrolled into a pension scheme) will still have automatic enrolment duties. The… Read more »

The Pension regulator has stated: (They are obviously bound by the regulations but continue to highlight the 4th paragraph). Where a contract of employment exists – whether written or implied – then automatic enrolment duties will apply. The key point for an employer here is to understand what elements would constitute a contract of employment,… Read more »

Find all the key points from the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s Budget to Parliament on Wednesday 16 March 2016 in our handy 5-page PDF guide.

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