Employment Law Changes – April 2021

25 Mar

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Employment Law changes from April 2021 are fairly sparse.

IR35, which was due to come in last April will now come into force. This means that employers need to ensure that any contractors or self-employed individuals that are undertaking work for them are not actually employees and therefore liable for PAYE costs.

The statutory amounts for Maternity Leave, Paternity Leave, Adoption Leave, Shared Parental Leave and Parental Bereavement Leave will increase from £151.20 to £151.97

The National Minimum Wage will change as follows:

National Living Wage – Current Rate (£8.72) / New Rate (£8.91)
21-22 Years Old – Current Rate (£8.20) / New Rate (£8.36)
18-20 Years Old – Current Rate (£6.45) / New Rate (£6.56)
16-17 Years Old – Current Rate (£4.55) / New Rate (£4.62)
Apprentices – Current Rate (£4.15) / New Rate (£4.30)
Accommodation Offset – Current Rate (£8.20) / New Rate (£8.36)

Statutory Sick Pay will go up from £95.85 to £96.35.

All these statutory amounts will change as of 4th April 2021.

Have Any Questions?

Please contact our Employment Law team today on 02920 853794 or email tcms@thomas-carroll.co.uk.