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“Overly Complex” National Minimum Wage Rules To Be Reviewed, As Iceland Battles HMRC

The Business Secretary, Greg Clark, is to review what he indicated are potentially “overly complex” national minimum wage rules. At the same time, the frozen food retailer, Iceland Foods Ltd is engaged in a dispute with the HMRC over claims by the HMRC that Iceland has breached national minimum wage rules. “Overly Complex” National Minimum […]

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2019 Employment Law Changes (Updated)

With 2019 fast approaching, what are the important upcoming 2019 employment law changes? 2019 Employment Law Changes The 2019 employment law changes 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 CEO and […]

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National Minimum Wage Increases From The 1st April 2019

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, recently announced in the 2018 Budget that the National Living Wage will increase from £7.83 per hour to £8.21 per hour from the 1st April 2019. At the same time, the Chancellor also announced the new rates as regards the national minimum wage increases for younger workers, which will […]

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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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National Minimum Wage Whistleblowing Complaints Double

The number of national minimum wage whistleblowing complaints, in which whistleblowers reported companies to the HMRC for underpayment of the national minimum wage and national living wage, has more than doubled in 2017, compared with the year before. National Minimum Wage Whistleblowing Complaints Rise The HMRC received more than 5000 reports from whistleblowers regarding underpayment […]