Changes to employment law are coming!

Changes to employment law are coming!

We wanted to share with you some of the up and coming changes in employment law that are on their way over the coming months so that you can be ready for them!


Statutory Minimum Wage

From 1 April 2021 the national living wage will increase to £8.91 per hour and will apply to workers age 23 and above (whereas it currently applies to those age of 25 and above).

The national minimum wage (NMW) rates will also increase from 1 April 2021:

  • £8.36 per hour for 21 to 22 year olds
  • £6.56 per hour for 18 to 20 year olds
  • £4.62 per hour for 16 and 17 year olds
  • £4.30 per hour for apprentices.

Statutory Sick Pay

From 5 April 2021, Statutory Sick Pay will increase to £96.35 per week.


From April 2021, under the new rules, where workers are engaged through their own companies, responsibility to apply IR35, and to pay any associated tax and National Insurance contributions (NICs), will fall to the private company, agency or other third party paying the worker’s company.

These new rules were expected in April 2020 but were delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.


We hope that you have found this information useful and we will keep you updated as and when there are further developments!

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