• 22 APR 13

    Employment law – April 2013 changes

    Woodcocks_23.1.13-1788If you are an employer, there are several changes to employment law that you must be aware of. These reforms came into play this month, April 2013 and are as follows:

    1. Statutory sick pay will increase from £85.85 to £86.70 from Saturday 6th April.
    2. Statutory maternity and paternity pay will increase from £135.45 to £136.78 per week from Sunday 7th April.
    3. Collective redundancies and the consultation period is set to be reduced from 90 days to 45 days. This is to come into force from 6th April and is for situations where 100 or more employees are to be made redundant.
    4. Employers will, from 6th April, have to report PAYE deductions in real time to HM Revenue and Customs. Instead of informing HMRC of deductions at the end of the year, employers will now have to notify them before or at the time of paying that employee.

    Other changes are coming into force on 6th April including; changes to income tax rates, national minimum wage rates are to be changed soon and limits for national insurance contributions.

    If you are an employer and need further advice and assistance on any other employment law factors please contact Woodcocks Haworth & Nuttall today. Call our Bury office to speak to Partner and Head of Employment Law, Michael Shroot or alternatively email him  – michael.shroot@woodcocks.co.uk