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Changes to the National Minimum Wage – April 2017

As of April 2017, the national wage rates have increased. Apprentice rates have increased from £3.40 to £3.50; Ages 16-17 rates have increased from £4.00 to £4.05; Ages 18-20 rates have increased from £5.55 to £5.60; Ages 21-24 rates have increased from £6.95 to £7.05; Ages 25 and over rates have increased from £7.20 to £7.50;   For

Flexible Working – 2017

All employees have the legal right to request flexible working – not just parents and carers as long as they have service of 26 weeks or more. If you would like to make a request, you need to put it in writing stating the date of the request, how it might work, what change you

Equal Citizen Writes to 10 Downing Street – May 2014

In response to the HMRC announcement regarding Employment Allowance, Equal Citizen felt compelled to write to the Prime Minister himself, questioning the integrity of the new policy: “Every client of mine has received your undated letter in relation to Employment Allowance and many have contacted me asking me to claim it on their behalf. I then had

Changes to Statutory Sick Pay – 2017

Small Employers unfortunately have no longer been able to reclaim any Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) from Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC). SSP has now increased to £89.35 per week subject to the employee’s eligibility. This will have financial implications for people who have funded support packages. You may want to contact your funder regarding