New law gives more say over working hours

Law will combat ‘one-sided flexibility’, where workers are often on standby for work that never comes Friday 3rd February 2023, … Continue reading New law gives more say over working hours

Significant minimum pay rise may impact employer reward strategies

Employers may need to review their reward strategies! With the proposal of the Low Pay Commission (LPC) for a significant … Continue reading Significant minimum pay rise may impact employer reward strategies

National Minimum and Living Wage rise for April 2023

The government states it is committed to ending low pay. From 1st April 2023, the National Living Wage (NLW) will … Continue reading National Minimum and Living Wage rise for April 2023

Real Living Wage increases to £10.90 in UK and £11.95 in London

The Living Wage Foundation has announced their new uplifted rates early on Thursday 22nd September 2022, a day ahead of … Continue reading Real Living Wage increases to £10.90 in UK and £11.95 in London

Why are employers breaking minimum wage law? ‘don’t be a Scrooge – pay your staff properly’

Government has named and shamed another 208 businesses which failed to pay the minimum wage to 12,000 of the lowest … Continue reading Why are employers breaking minimum wage law? ‘don’t be a Scrooge – pay your staff properly’

Margaret Beels appointed as Director of Labour Market Enforcement

“The new appointment will bolster government’s continued efforts to protect and enhance workers’ rights while stamping out workplace exploitation” Margaret … Continue reading Margaret Beels appointed as Director of Labour Market Enforcement

REAL LIVING WAGE INCREASES TO £9.90 IN UK AND £11.05 IN LONDON AS COST OF LIVING RISES.

Over 300,000 Living Wage workers are set for a pay boost More than £1.6 billion in extra wages has gone … Continue reading REAL LIVING WAGE INCREASES TO £9.90 IN UK AND £11.05 IN LONDON AS COST OF LIVING RISES.

National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage increases April 2022

On the 21st October 2021, the UK government indicated approval of the Low Pay Commission recommendation for the uplifting of … Continue reading National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage increases April 2022

Minimum wage law breaker Employers ‘named and shamed’

Government names and shames 191 employers who have underpaid workers, including major household namesnamed firms have been fined for owing … Continue reading Minimum wage law breaker Employers ‘named and shamed’

Government to protect workers’ rights and clamp down on workplace abuse with powerful new body

New workers’ watchdog to take over responsibility for tackling modern slavery, enforcing minimum wage, and moreone-stop shop will improve enforcement … Continue reading Government to protect workers’ rights and clamp down on workplace abuse with powerful new body

Work from Home Day: new laws needed to make flexible working patterns available for all workers after pandemic – TUC

Prime minister signals that the work from home order will be lifted on 21 JuneRise of homeworking for office workers … Continue reading Work from Home Day: new laws needed to make flexible working patterns available for all workers after pandemic – TUC

Low Pay Commission publish their report on National Minimum Wage enforcement

The Covid-19 pandemic has left low-paid workers more vulnerable and businesses under greater pressure than ever before. This increases the … Continue reading Low Pay Commission publish their report on National Minimum Wage enforcement

Low Pay Commission – Consultation on April 2022 National Minimum Wage rates

The Low Pay Commission (LPC) is the independent body which advises Government on the levels of the National Living Wage … Continue reading Low Pay Commission – Consultation on April 2022 National Minimum Wage rates

Working safely guidance has been updated to include changes to national restrictions.

Changes include: The visitor economy and Hotels and other guest accommodation guidance has been updated to include information on reasonable adjustments, changes to … Continue reading Working safely guidance has been updated to include changes to national restrictions.

Low paid more likely to be impacted by pandemic claims TUC

New polling, published Monday 1st February by the TUC, finds that low earners are more likely than middle and higher … Continue reading Low paid more likely to be impacted by pandemic claims TUC

Advice for clinically extremely vulnerable in new Tier 4 areas – do not attend work

This group is advised to stay at home at all times, unless for exercise or medical appointments, and not to … Continue reading Advice for clinically extremely vulnerable in new Tier 4 areas – do not attend work

Tier 4 Furlough Chaos – Payroll impacted? Reprocess or adjust pay and claims!

Many a payroll professionals worst nightmare has just happened! Christmas payrolls are a strain at the best of times with … Continue reading Tier 4 Furlough Chaos – Payroll impacted? Reprocess or adjust pay and claims!

New national restrictions start 5th November 2020

The Prime Minister has announced tougher national restrictions in England from Thursday. New national restrictions from 5 November With the … Continue reading New national restrictions start 5th November 2020

Furlough Scheme Extended and Further Economic Support announced

*Update* On Thursday 5th November 2030, the UK government confirmed a further extension until the end of March 2021 The … Continue reading Furlough Scheme Extended and Further Economic Support announced

Millions of jobs continue to be supported as Job Support Scheme (JSS) launches – now delayed due to extension of CJRS

*Update* On Thursday 5th November 2030, the UK government confirmed a further extension of CJRS until the end of March … Continue reading Millions of jobs continue to be supported as Job Support Scheme (JSS) launches – now delayed due to extension of CJRS

Job Support Scheme – Guidance Published (30th October 2020)

*Update* On Thursday 5th November 2030, the UK government confirmed a further extension of CJRS until the end of March … Continue reading Job Support Scheme – Guidance Published (30th October 2020)

Job Support Scheme Open – what are ‘usual hours’?

*Update* On Thursday 5th November 2020 the UK government confirmed a further extension of CJRS until the end of March … Continue reading Job Support Scheme Open – what are ‘usual hours’?

Job Support Scheme Open – what is ‘reference salary’?

*Update* On Thursday 5th November 2030, the UK government confirmed a further extension of CJRS until the end of March … Continue reading Job Support Scheme Open – what is ‘reference salary’?

New COVID-19 support schemes announced

Dear @PAYadvice, Additional government support has been announced this week for businesses and employees impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19) across the … Continue reading New COVID-19 support schemes announced

Tax credits claimants will continue to receive payments even if working fewer hours due to COVID-19

If you claim tax credits and have returned to work after being furloughed but are still temporarily not working your … Continue reading Tax credits claimants will continue to receive payments even if working fewer hours due to COVID-19

Usual Hours! – new Flexible Furlough calculation and claim requirements #coronavirus #COVID19

From 1st July employees can return to work part-time and be furloughed for the remaining usual work time not worked. … Continue reading Usual Hours! – new Flexible Furlough calculation and claim requirements #coronavirus #COVID19