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Company Registered in England & Wales.
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Breaking News: Key Updates to Paternity Leave — What You Need to Know

The government has recently published draft amendments to Paternity Leave regulations, coming into force from 8th March 2024, aimed at making paternity leave more flexible The Regulations make the following changes: employees will be able to take their two-week paternity leave entitlement as two separate one-week blocks (rather than having to take just one week in […]

Posted 16 January 2024
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PayPacket Welcomes Fairness in Holiday Pay for Part-Time and Irregular Hours Employees

The government has announced draft legislation to reform holiday pay for part-time and irregular hours workers in an effort to simplify the calculation for irregular hours and part-year employees. These changes will effect any holiday year commencing on or after 1st April 2024.  How to calculate and administer holiday pay has raised challenges and concerns […]

Posted 16 January 2024
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Introducing The Carers Leave Regulations 2024

We’re delighted to share a significant development in employment rights: The Carers Leave Regulations 2024. These regulations were recently laid before Parliament and set out the statutory scheme for employees to apply for up to one week of unpaid carer’s leave within a 12-month period.  These new regulations will give all unpaid carers the right […]

Posted 16 January 2024
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Increases to pension contributions

By law, on 6 April 2018 the level of minimum contributions for automatic enrolment will increase. This will mean a change to the amount clients are contributing to their employees pension. What’s changing? The current legal ‘total minimum contribution’ for automatic enrolment based on qualifying earnings is 2% –1% of which must come from the employer with […]

Posted 28 March 2018
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Minimum Wage set to rise in April 2018

The government is increasing the National Minimum and National Living Wage rates on 1 Ap‌r‌il 2018. This includes the largest increases in a decade for the rates that apply to 18-20 and 21-24 year olds. As the minimum wage increases more employers than ever will be directly affected, including those who currently pay above the minimum. […]

Posted 13 February 2018
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Living Wage Week – new rates announced

The rate of the Living Wage for London has increased from £9.75 to £10.20 per hour and for the rest of the UK the rate has increased from £8.45 to £8.75. At least 150,000 UK workers are set for a pay rise; the increases represent a 4.6% rise in London and a 3.6% rise in the rest […]

Posted 7 November 2017
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Sleep-in shift pay compliance scheme launched

The government has launched a new compliance scheme for social care providers that may have incorrectly paid workers below legal minimum wage hourly rates for sleep-in shifts. Social care employers will be able to opt into the new Social Care Compliance Scheme (SCCS), giving them up to a year to identify what they owe to […]

Posted 3 November 2017
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Carers in Scotland guaranteed Living Wage for overnight hours

Care workers in Scotland are to be paid the real Living Wage of £8.45 for sleepover hours, meaning the Living Wage will now be received for all hours worked. Care workers in Scotland have received the Living Wage for non-sleepover hours since 1 October 2016.‎ The Scottish Government has announced that social care staff working ‘sleepover’ hours […]

Posted 27 October 2017
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The Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill

The Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill was formally introduced to Parliament (known as the first reading) in July. There is no debate on the Bill at the first reading stage. The bill is now expected to have its second reading debate on Friday 20 October 2017. When the bill receives Royal Assent and becomes an […]

Posted 16 October 2017
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Auto Enrolment Staging Dates for New Employers

From 1st October 2017 an Employers legal duties under the Pensions Act 2008 start as soon as the first employ a member of staff and they start work. Their legal responsibilities include assessing the workers and automatically enrolling anyone who meets the criteria, notifying workers of their assessment outcome and their rights to opt in along […]

Posted 28 September 2017
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Voluntary overtime & holiday pay calculations

Unite Union has called on employers to urgently get their ‘house in order’ over holiday pay after it secured a landmark legal victory meaning employers must now include voluntary overtime in holiday pay calculations. The ruling is of major significance to workers nationally, many of whom receive payments for voluntary duties while working, but do not […]

Posted 8 August 2017
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Holiday pay calculations could change for workers

The Taylor report ‘Good Work’ addresses some of the issues around individuals missing out on key employment rights such as holiday pay and how extending the pay reference period could be one solution. The review team for the Taylor report heard evidence that the current employment status framework and the rights of individuals under each […]

Posted 4 August 2017
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