As usual, April brings with it various changes to the pay rates due to employees and workers up and down the country. Of particular note is the increase in our national minimum wage (NMW) rates.
Changes to the NMW
With effect from 1 April 2023, NMW rates increased as follows:
The government’s press release suggests that these increases could benefit over 2 million UK workers, increasing the annual earnings of those on the National Living Wage by as much as £1,600.
Other changes to note
While we’re on the subject of rates changes, in relation to dismissals occurring on or after 6 April 2023:
Also with effect from 6 April 2023, the basic rate at which Statutory Sick Pay is paid has increased from £99.35 per week to £109.40 per week and the flat rate at which statutory maternity pay is paid has increased from £156.66 per week to £172.48 per week.
If you need advice on any of these changes, please get in touch.