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
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The event is going to take place on 26 April 2017 and is addressed to participants of the Berlin Real Estate sector, in particular those dealing with redensification such as investors, developers, brokers, urban housing associations and engineers.
The employment landscape is one that is constantly shifting. Employers who fail to keep up with the changes do so at their peril.
This seminar is designed to help in-house counsel and HR practitioners get to grips with key recent and forthcoming developments in employment, pensions and immigration law and practice and what they mean for your workforce.
The Court of Appeal has held that where a contract of employment lacks a provision for when notice of termination takes effect, it is effective from when the employee personally takes delivery of the letter containing notice.
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