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Changes in compliance are continuous and are occurring around the globe. At Replicon, our goal is to make sure you’re never a step behind. Recently, there have been some changes in employment law that went into effect in the United Kingdom. Read on as we cover some of the notable changes in detail.

Statutory Pay Levels Increase

Statutory pay levels for sick, adoption, maternity, paternity, and shared parental leave increased on April 1st of this year.

  • Sick. The current weekly rate for Statutory Sick Pay is £92.05 for up to 28 weeks.
  • Adoption. Employees are are currently entitled to 52 weeks of adoption leave and are eligible to receive adoption pay for 39 weeks. Employees currently receive the benefit at the rate of 90% of their earnings or £144.18 pounds (whichever is lower) for the first six weeks. Employees receive £145.18 a week or 90% of their gross average weekly earnings (whichever is lower) for the next 33 weeks thereafter.
  • Maternity. Pregnant employees are currently entitled to 52 weeks of maternity leave and are eligible to receive statutory maternity pay for 39 weeks. Employees currently receive the benefit at the rate of 90% of their earnings for the first six weeks. Employees receive £145.18 a week or 90% of their gross average weekly earnings (whichever is lower) for the next 33 weeks thereafter.
  • Paternity. Eligible employees can currently take two consecutive weeks’ paid paternity leave within eight weeks of a child’s birth or adoption in blocks of a week at a time. The current statutory weekly rate is £145.18, or 90% of the employee’s average weekly earnings (whichever is lower).

National Hourly Minimum Wage Rates Adjusted for 2018

The United Kingdom’s National Hourly Minimum Wage rates are adjusted each April. Here is a summary of the rates which went into effect in April of 2018:

  • £7.83 for those 25 years of age and over,
  • £7.38 for those 21 to 24 years of age,
  • £5.90 for those 18 to 20 years of age;
  • £4.20 for those under 18 years of age; and
  • £3.70 for apprentices under 19 years of age or those in their first year of apprenticeship.
Sajid Mir
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Sajid Mir
A labor and employment lawyer at Replicon who specializes in global compliance. Replicon provides award-winning products that make it easy to manage your workforce. Replicon is an industry leader in global compliance and has a dedicated team which pro-actively monitors international labor regulations for ensuring proper adherence with specific country rule requirements.
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