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Current Rates and Limits

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Current Rates and Limits

Current Rates and Limits

National Minimum Wage

Standard Adult Rate (workers aged 21+) = £6.19

Development Rate (workers aged between 18 and 20 inclusive) = £4.98

Young Workers’ Rate (workers aged under 18 but above the compulsory school age) = £3.68

Apprenticeship Rate (apprentices under 19/those aged 19+but in the first year of their apprenticeship) = £3.68

 

Statutory Maternity Pay

  • For the first 6 weeks of leave, 90% of the employee’s normal weekly earnings.
  • For the remaining 33 weeks of leave, the prescribed rate or the earnings-related rate (90% of the employee’s weekly earnings), whichever is lower.

The prescribed rate from 1 April 2012 to 31 March 2013 = £135.45

The prescribed rate from 1 April 2013 to 31 March 2014 = £136.78

 

Unfair dismissal cases

An employment tribunal may award compensation for unfair dismissal.  This will usually consist of a basic award and a compensatory award.

Maximum basic award (1 February 2013 to 31 January 2014) = £13,500

Maximum compensatory award = £74,200*

*Please note that there is no such cap for discrimination claims.

 

SSP

6 April 2012- 5 April 2013 = £85.85

6 April 2013-5 April 2014 = £86.70

 

For further information or to discuss an employment law query, please telephone Ian Hass on 0800 197 3560 or email him at [email protected].

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