Monthly Archives: March 2013

Reduction of Employer National Insurance from April 2014 for small businesses

The Chancellor’s headline announcement in the recent budget is a generous NICs relief for employers, wiping away the first £2,000 of their employer NICs from April 2014. Click here for full details

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Fee for bringing employment tribunal claim imposed

The charging of a fee in employment tribunals, under which the “claimant” has to pay an initial fee to issue a claim and a further fee if the claim proceeds to a hearing, is introduced in summer 2013. The Government … Continue reading

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Maternity, paternity and adoption pay are increased

The standard rate of statutory maternity, paternity and adoption pay increases from £135.45 to £136.78 per week from 7 April 2013. Click Here for further details.

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Unpaid parental leave increases to 18 weeks

The right to unpaid parental leave increases from 13 weeks to 18 weeks from 8 March 2013. The change is required to implement the Parental Leave Directive (2010/18/EC), which increased the minimum parental leave provision from three to four months. … Continue reading

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