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National Minimum Wage Increase and Employment Law Changes

March 6, 2020 by JSO

National Minimum Wage Increase and Employment Law Changes – April 2020

 The National Living Wage and Minimum Wage rates are set to rise in April 2020. Just Simply Organised can implement the new rates when we process the April payroll for all hourly paid employees, but it is important that all employers check that the monthly pay for any employees who receive a salary is meeting the new rate criteria.

The new rates to put in place are:

Employees aged 25 and over                  £8.72 per hour (National Living Wage)

Employees aged 21 and over                  £8.20 per hour

Employees aged 18-20                             £6.45 per hour

Employees aged 16-17                             £4.55 per hour

Apprentices*                                                £4.15 per hour

*The apprentice rate applies to apprentices aged 16-18 or those aged 19 and over who are in their first year of apprenticeship.

Please note that it is the employer’s responsibility to ensure that the correct rate is applied to all employees, whether hourly paid or salaried.

 This rate increase could see more of your employees eligible for the Auto-Enrolment (Workplace) Pension, so please contact us for advice if necessary.

Parental Bereavement Leave

 From April 2020, parents who lose a child under the age of 18, or suffer a stillbirth from the 24th week of pregnancy, will be entitled to two weeks’ leave, with a new statutory payment being introduced in line with the current payments for Statutory Maternity Pay, Paternity Pay, etc.  Contact Just Simply Organised for more information on this.


Coronavirus – Statutory Sick Pay

 To date, the only information that we have received on this is on the link below:


We will keep you updated as soon as we hear anything further.


Just Simply Organised continue to work with our employers to ensure that their payroll keeps up with ever-changing payroll legislation.  Do contact us directly if you have any queries at all.


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