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The Government has announced the employment law rate changes that come into force in April 2023. 

From 1 April 2023:

  • National Living Wage for workers aged 23 and over increased to £10.42 per hour
  • For workers aged 21-22 the rate increased to £10.18 per hour
  • For workers aged 18-20 the rate increased to £7.49 per hour
  • For workers aged 16-17 and those on apprenticeships the rate increased to £5.28 per hour

From 2 April 2023 Statutory Maternity Pay, Statutory Paternity Pay, Shared Parental Pay, Statutory Parental Bereavement Pay and Statutory Adoption Pay all rose to a maximum of £172.48 per week.

From 6 April 2023:

  • Statutory Sick Pay increases to £109.40 per week
  • A week’s pay for statutory redundancy pay (and basic award for unfair dismissal) purposes rises to a maximum of £643.

For Employment Tribunal claims for discrimination presented on or after 6 April 2023, the Vento bands which the ET uses to assess the level of compensation for injury to feelings in discrimination cases increase to:

  • a lower band of £1,100 to £11,200 (less serious cases);
  • a middle band of £11,200 to £33,700 (cases that do not merit an award in the upper band); and,
  • an upper band of £33,700 to £56,200 (the most serious cases), with the most exceptional cases capable of exceeding £56,200.

Find out how we can help.  Our partner, Jon Dunkley, heads the Wollens specialist Employment Department.  Contact him today for an informal chat, without obligation on 01271 342268 or via email at [email protected].