News 5-10 April 2019
Published 12 April 2019
‘April showers bring May flowers’ as that tidiest of English sayings goes. So this month’s annual uprating in benefits and allowances designated by the state has been announced. So amongst other things there is an increase in the rates of the National Minimum Wage which this year increases from £7.83 to £8.21 per hour, an increase of 38p per hour for over 25’s. In the same breath there are increases in the minimum contribution rates for defined contribution schemes for all auto-enrolment pensions. National Insurance contributions, Tribunal Compensation Limits and Statutory sick and maternity rates will also see an increase. For more information on all of these see(1) .
April also sees an increase in the Vento Bands (the compensation grades for injury to feelings in discrimination cases. For more details on this please see the following(2) Finally, this week a story has emerged about the increasing use of artificial intelligence to monitor employees.(3) But would anyone know if they were on the receiving end of that?
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