Every Monday, HR-inform is publishing an article briefly outlining some of the biggest developments of the last week that organisations should be aware of.
National Living Wage/National Minimum Wage rates increased
Minimum Wage rates have increased from 1 April and organisations should be ready for that. Additionally, the National Living Wage, which is the highest rate of pay, has been expanded out to all those who are aged 23 and over.
Please click here for more information on the minimum wage.
Family rates and statutory sick pay increased
Family leave pay, including maternity and paternity pay, increased on 4 April 2021.
Statutory sick pay also increased on 6 April 2021.
For a full list of statutory rates, please click here.
Scotland lockdown easing
From 5 April, homeware stores, car showrooms and garden centres in Scotland can reopen, as well as hairdressers and barbers.
Click here for a full list of plans for reopening businesses in Scotland.
England lockdown easing
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has confirmed that plans for reopening businesses on 12 April can go ahead in England.
Working from home advice remains the same.
Please click here for more details.
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