Changes in National Minimum Wage and Annual Leave entitlements
National Minimum Wage Regulations (Amendment) Regulations 2007 (SI 2007/2318)
The new hourly rates are now:
Adult rate (workers aged 22 and over) £5.52
Development rate for 18-21 year olds £4.60
Development rate for 16-17 year olds £3.40
If you need any further information on this please ask. Please note that business owners can be faced with a criminal prosecution they do not pay at least the minimum wages to their staff as stated above.
The Working Time (Amendment) Regulations 2007 (SI 2007/2079)
This increases, under the Work and Families Act 2006, the statutory holiday entitlement from four weeks to 5.6 weeks (maximum 28 days). This is to implement its commitment to make paid time off for bank holidays additional to the current holiday entitlement. The holiday entitlement will increase in two stages to 4.8 weeks (24 days for those working full-time) from 1 October 2007 and to 5.6 weeks (28 days for those working full-time) from 1 April 2009, pro-rata for those working part-time.
If you believe that any of your staff do not currently get the equivalent of 24 days’ leave per annum (including paid bank holidays) please get in touch if you need help in recalculating their leave entitlements. It is particularly important to check the pro rata entitlements for part-time staff as these can often be quite complicated.
Posted on 19 Nov 2016