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Proposed increases to statutory pay

The Department for Work and Pensions has announced the following proposed increases to statutory pay, including maternity, paternity, adoption and sick pay benefits, from April 2017. ­­The weekly rate of statutory sick pay (SSP) will be £89.35 The weekly rate of statutory…

Brexit – how will it affect employment law?

A large proportion of UK employment rights stem from EU law. For example, discrimination, family-friendly rights, working time and collective redundancy consultation are all heavily influenced by EU law. EU employment law provides a minimum standard which domestic employment law…

Important whistleblowing case delayed

The Court of Appeal has delayed its review of what whistleblowing revelations can qualify as being in the public interest. Whistleblowing legislation was changed in June 2013 to provide that a disclosure is not protected unless the employee reasonably believes that…

Is a payment in lieu of notice (PILON) tax free?

In some circumstances, yes, but this may be about to change. Contracts of employment will often include a clause, which provides that employers can terminate the employment immediately by making a PILON, rather than having to give the full period of…

Gender pay gap

The Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS) has published research which highlights that women earn 18% less than men on average. The publication of this research is timely as yesterday (22 August 2016), the Equality Act 2010 (Commencement No.11) Order 2016 (SI…