National Minimum Wage and Statutory Pay

National Minimum Wage hourly rates

  • Apprentice - £4.30
  • Under 18 - £4.62
  • Aged 18 to 20 - £6.56
  • Aged 21 to 24 - £8.36
  • National living wage for 25 plus - £8.91

Statutory Redundancy Pay

The statutory cap on one weeks' pay used to calculate basic award and statutory redundancy pay is to £544.

Employment Tribunal Awards

The maximum awards in the Employment Tribunal are:

  • Basic award/ Redundancy Pay - £16,320.00
  • Compensatory award - £89,493.00
  • Guarantee Pay - £150.00 (5 days in any period of 3 months at £30 per day)

Statutory Sick Pay (SSP)

SSP is now £96.35 per week, it is paid by your employers and is for up to a maximum of 28 weeks.

Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP)

SMP is calculated at 90% of your wages (before tax) for the first 6 weeks and is now £151.97 per week or 90% (whichever is lower) of your weekly earnings for the next 33 weeks.

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