Archive: Mar 2018


  • Taxation of Notice Pay after 6th April 2018

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    From 6th April 2018, new rules on the taxation of termination payments come into force pursuant to changes to the Income Tax (Earnings and Pensions) Act ITEPA 2003. All payments in lieu of notice (PILONS) will be both taxable and subject to Class 1 NICs. Current position Currently, if there is no provision in an employment contract […]


  • Annual Increase in Employment Tribunal Awards 2018

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    From 6th April 2018 the key increases in employment tribunal awards are: Maximum week’s pay for redundancy payments and the unfair dismissal basic award increase to £508 per week from £489 Maximum compensatory award for unfair dismissal increases to £83,682 from £80,541


  • National Minimum Wage Increase

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    With effect from 1 April 2018, National Minimum and Living Wages are increased as follows: 25 years of age and above – £7.83 an hour (previously £7.50) 21-24    £7.38 (previously £7.05) 18-20 – £5.90 (previously £5.60) younger than 18 – £4.20 (previously £4.05)


  • Employment Tribunal and Acas Statistics published

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    90% increase in single employment tribunal claims submitted The Ministry of Justice has published employment tribunal statistics for the period from October to December 2017. This period follows the abolition of employment tribunal fees which were held to be unlawful in July last year.  The figures show that single employment tribunal claims have increased by a dramatic 90% […]