The government has published the proposed benefit and pension
rates for 2017 to 2018. It reviews the rates every year to reflect
the changes to the consumer price index (CPI). The CPI increased by
1% in the year 2015 to 2016, leading to an increase in statutory
rates for 2017 to 2018, as set out below.
Maternity, paternity, shared parental and adoption pay:
increase from £139.58 to £140.98 per week.
Sick pay: increase from £88.45 to £89.35 per
Lower earnings limit: increase from £112 to £113
Employees' average earnings must be in line with, or higher
than, the lower earnings limit to trigger their eligibility for
these benefits. The above figures are key rates referred to by
employers and HR professionals on a daily basis. The new rates will
not come into force until April 2017 and might still be subject to
change. However, the government's early publication of its
proposed revised figures will give employers and HR professionals
an indication of the likely level at which they will be set. This
will allow employers and HR professionals to prepare budgets
accordingly and to anticipate any necessary amendments to policies
Dentons is the world's first polycentric global law firm. A
top 20 firm on the Acritas 2015 Global Elite Brand Index, the Firm
is committed to challenging the status quo in delivering consistent
and uncompromising quality and value in new and inventive ways.
Driven to provide clients a competitive edge, and connected to the
communities where its clients want to do business, Dentons knows
that understanding local cultures is crucial to successfully
completing a deal, resolving a dispute or solving a business
challenge. Now the world's largest law firm, Dentons'
global team builds agile, tailored solutions to meet the local,
national and global needs of private and public clients of any size
in more than 125 locations serving 50-plus countries.
The content of this article is intended to provide a general
guide to the subject matter. Specialist advice should be sought
about your specific circumstances.
To print this article, all you need is to be registered on Mondaq.com.
Click to Login as an existing user or Register so you can print this article.
L’evento, organizzato in collaborazione con AIGI, Associazione Italiana Giuristi d’Impresa, approfondirà le novità del Decreto Legislativo n. 3/2017, entrato in vigore lo scorso 3 febbraio, che recepisce la Direttiva 2014/104/UE sul private enforcement.
Cosa cambia in concreto con la nuova disciplina in materia di azioni di risarcimento del danno derivante da intese anticoncorrenziali ed abusi di posizione dominante? Quali sono i rischi e le opportunità per le imprese?
Ne discuteranno i nostri partner Sara Biglieri e Michele Carpagnano con uno straordinario panel di giuristi d’impresa.
Daniel Vázquez, head of the environmental law department in the Madrid office, will be a speaker in the Aqua Energy Forum that will take place in Madrid from the 23th to the 24th of March. This Conference will give voice to the best specialists, creating a forum for discussion of special interest to professionals in the energy and environmental sectors.
Amongst the attendees there will be CEOs, managers and technicians from: companies which activity consist in either supplying, distributing, sanitizing or reusing energy, gas and water; associations and organizations related to water management; equipment manufacturers; companies developing their activity in the reuse, desalination and renewable energy segments; companies interested in the sustainable development objectives; Start-ups dedicated to this sector and NGOs.
In SSE Generation Limited v Hochtief Solutions AG and another decided on 21st December 2016, the Court of Session in Scotland considered a contractor's potential design liability under the NEC Form of Contract.
Register for Access and our Free Biweekly Alert for
This service is completely free. Access 250,000 archived articles from 100+ countries and get a personalised email twice a week covering developments (and yes, our lawyers like to think you’ve read our Disclaimer).