STATUTORY PAYMENTS

From 6 April 2015

Statutory Sick Pay - £88.45 per week up to 28 weeks

Statutory Maternity & Adoption Pay

First 6 weeks - 90% of average gross weekly salary per week

Remaining 33 weeks - £139.58 or 90% of average gross weekly salary per week, depending on which amount is lower

Statutory Paternity Pay

Ordinary Paternity Pay - up to 2 weeks

£139.58 or 90% of average gross weekly salary per week, depending on which amount is lower

Additional Paternity Pay - upto 26 weeks

£139.58 or 90% of average gross weekly salary per week, depending on which amount is lower

 

Statutory Redundancy Payment - Up to £475 per week, capped at £14,250

Age 22 and under: 0.5 week’s pay for each full year of service

Age 23-40: 1 week’s pay for each full year of service

Age 41 and over: 1.5 week’s pay for each full year of service

 

Compensation for Unfair Dismissal - capped at the lower of either £78,335 or one year's gross pay

2012/13 Average Award - £10,127

HOLIDAY ENTITLEMENT

Minimum of 5.6 weeks per annum & can include the 8 UK public holidays

This is 28 days for full time employees

NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE (NMW)

From 1 October 2015

Apprentice under 19 - £3.30 per hour

1st year apprentice 19+ - £3.30 per hour

2nd year Apprentice 19+ - NMW for age

Under 18 (but above compulsory school leaving age) - £3.87 per hour

Age 18 to 20 inclusive - £5.30 per hour

Age 21 and over - £6.70 per hour

WORKING TIME DIRECTIVE

The current Working Time Directive ensures that there is a limit on working of no more than an average of 48 hours per week calculated over a reference period of seventeen continuous weeks.  The Directive also allows for a minimum 20 minute unpaid break after six working hours, one day off in seven or two days off in fourteen and finally, a minimum of 11 hours continuous rest between the end of the working day and the commencement of the following working day.