Tag Archives: apprenticeship

UK: April 2017 changes – apprenticeship levy, tribunal compensation limits, national minimum wage, statutory benefits and immigration skills charge

From 6 April 2017 UK employers with an annual pay bill of or over £3 million will be required to pay an apprenticeship levy at a rate equivalent to 0.5% of their payroll costs, subject to an offset allowance of … Continue reading

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UK: New publications on disability, apprenticeship, e-cigarettes, and racist abuse

The following new employment law-related resources have been published: DWP updated guidance on employing disabled people, including information on the new Disability Confident symbol new DfE guidance on the revised apprenticeship system advice on from Public Health England e-cigarettes and … Continue reading

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UK: New resources – apprentices, minimum wages, earnings attachments, sex discrimination

Acas has published a guide to help employers manage and support apprentices and young workers, and a guide to help combat sex discrimination in the workplace. BIS has published guidance on the apprenticeship levy and updated guidance on calculating the … Continue reading

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UK: Autumn statement – employment law announcements

The Autumn Statement by the Chancellor on 25 November 2015 included the following:

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UK: New legislative proposals and guidance on minimum/living wage, apprenticeships consultation, employee travel expenses, recruitment and induction

The government has announced plans to increase the penalties for failing to pay the national minimum wage and national living wage (being introduced in April 2016). From an as yet unspecified date, the penalty for non-payment is to be doubled … Continue reading

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UK: Summer consultations – minimum wage, posted workers, apprenticeships, tribunal fees

The Low Pay Commission is consulting until 25 September seeking views on the government’s proposed changes to the national minimum wage and the introduction of the new National Living Wage; see here for details. BIS is consulting until 24 September … Continue reading

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UK: Red tape day – April 2012

Unfair dismissal The qualifying period for unfair dismissal (and for eligibility for the right to written reasons for dismissal) is to increase from one to two years for employees whose period of continuous employment starts on or after 6 April … Continue reading

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Filed under Employment-related claims- procedure and form, Jurisdiction: UK, Termination of employment, Workplace flexibility and family-friendly rights