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Minimum Contributions For Auto-Enrolment Pension Schemes To Increase From April 2019

The minimum level of contributions into auto-enrolment pension schemes will increase from the 6th April 2019, with both employers and employees obliged to make increased contributions. Auto-Enrolment Pension Schemes: Increased Contributions Currently, employers have to pay a 2% contribution into auto-enrolment pension schemes, whilst employees have to pay 3%. However, from the 6th April 2019, […]

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Upcoming Employment Law Changes In 2019/2020

There are a number of important upcoming employment law changes in 2019/2020. Upcoming Employment Law Changes In 2019 Upcoming employment law changes in 2019, include the following:- 1st January 2019 – Executive pay gap reporting comes into force, which requires UK listed companies with more than 250 employees to report the pay gap between their […]

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Increase In National Living Wage Announced In 2018 Budget

The Chancellor, Philip Hammond, announced an increase in the National Living Wage in the 2018 Budget. 2018 Budget: National Living Wage Increase The National Living Wage will increase from £7.83 per hour to £8.21 per hour from April 2019. In percentage terms, this represents a 4.9% increase in the National Living Wage, and a real terms increase […]

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The Uber Appeal Is To Be Heard On The 30th October 2018

The Uber appeal against an Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) ruling that its drivers were workers will be heard by the Court of Appeal on the 30th October 2018. In the meantime, the Work and Pensions Committee, chaired by MP Frank Field, has launched an inquiry into why a number of firms have still not recognised […]

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Upcoming Employment Law Changes 2018/2019

There are a number of important upcoming employment law changes taking place in 2018/2019. Upcoming Employment Law Changes 2018 Upcoming employment law changes taking place in 2018, include the following:- 1st January 2018 – Schedule 7 of the Immigration Act 2016: Quarterly immigration checks begin by banks and other financial institutions on account holders, by checking […]

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Uber Appeal To Supreme Court

Following the defeat of the Uber appeal in the EAT, Uber is now seeking permission to bypass the Court of Appeal in order to take its appeal directly to the Supreme Court. The Uber Appeal On the 10th November 2017, the EAT handed down its judgment in Uber BV and others v Aslam and others […]

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Budget 2017: National Living Wage Increase Announced

The Chancellor, Philip Hammond, included a National Living Wage increase amongst a raft of announcements in the 2017 Budget. National Living Wage Increase The National Living Wage will increase from £7.50 per hour to £7.83 per hour from April 2018. In percentage terms, the National Living Wage increase was one of 4.4%, well above the current rate […]

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Uber Lose Appeal, As EAT Rules Its Drivers Are Workers

Uber has lost its appeal, as the EAT rule that Uber drivers are workers in a decision that was handed down on Friday 10th November 2017. Although Uber plan to appeal the decision, the ruling will have major ramifications for the gig economy. Aslam and others v Uber BV and others (2016) At first instance, […]