National Minimum Wages and Statutory Pay

National Minimum Wage Rates

National Minimum Wage rates increased on 6 April 2018, along with compensation limits in the Employment Tribunal.

The current national minimum wage hourly rates are:

  • Apprentice - £3.70
  • Aged 16 to 17 - £4.20
  • Aged 18 to 20 - £5.90
  • Aged 21 to 24 - £7.38
  • National living wage for 25 plus - £7.83

The statutory cap on one weeks' pay for redundancy calculations has increased to £508.00.

Employment Tribunal Awards

The maximum awards in the Employment Tribunal are:

  • Basic award/ Redundancy Pay - £15,240.00
  • Compensatory award - £83,682.00
  • Guarantee Pay - £140.00 (5 days in any period of 3 months at £28 per day)

Statutory Sick Pay (SSP)

SSP is now £92.05 per week, it is paid by your employers and is for up to 28 days.

Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP)

SMP is calculated at 90% of your wages (before tax) for the first 6 weeks and has now increased to £145.18 per week or 90% (whichever is lower) of your weekly earnings for the next 33 weeks.

For further help and advice concerning National Minimum Wages, Tribunal Awards and Statutory Pay please contact:

Wendy Davidson or call 01733 882800.

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