Annual increase to Employment Facts & Figures

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From 6 April 2022, the employment rates and limits will have their annual increase.

In relation to employment tribunal claims the new rates will apply where the effective date of termination of the employment of an employee is on or after 6 April 2022.

Click here to read the full list of changes.

A summary of some of the key rate changes are as follows:

1. Statutory Sick Pay

£99.35 per week for a maximum of 28 weeks (from 6 April 2022).

2. Statutory Maternity Pay

90% of pay for the first six weeks and £156.66 per week thereafter for a maximum of 39 weeks (from 3 April 2022).

3. Statutory Paternity Pay

£156.66 per week for a maximum of two weeks (from 3 April 2022).

4. Gross week’s pay for redundancy pay and the unfair dismissal basic award

£571 per week (from 6 April 2022).

5. National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage

The hourly rates are broken down into the following groups and apply from 1 April 2022:

  • 23 and over – £9.50
  • 21 – 22 – £9.18
  • 18 – 20 – £6.83
  • 16 -17 – £4.81
  • Apprentices aged 19 and over but in their first year as an apprentice – £4.81.

Contact our employment law solicitors today

If you have any questions or would like advice on any of the topics outlined above, please get in touch with our specialist Employment Law team through this website or by calling 0330 404 0768.

Our partners at Ashtons HR Consulting are also on hand to assist you.


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