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:
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.
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