Employment Statutory Rates – April 2022

In line with the Statutory Rates increase, effective from 6 April 2022.  Here is a handy run down of the new rates.

Compensation LimitsMaximum Award
A weeks’ pay (statutory maximum)£571.00
Breach of the right to be accompanied at Discipline and Grievance Meetings£1,142.00 (2 weeks’ pay)
Breach of Flexible Working Provision£4,568.00 (8 weeks’ pay)
Unfair Dismissal
Max Award: £111,008.00
Basic Award: £17,130.00   Compensation Award: £93,878.00 (or 52 weeks’ pay)
Failure to provide Written Statement of Employment£1,142.00 – £2,284.00 (2-4 weeks)

Statutory PaymentsRate
Statutory Redundancy Payment£571.00 per week
Maximum Statutory Redundancy Payment£17,130.00 (30 weeks’ pay)
Statutory Maternity Pay£156.66 per week
Statutory Paternity Pay£156.66 per week
Statutory Adoption Pay£156.66 per week
Statutory Shared Parental Leave Pay£156.66 per week
Statutory Parental Bereavement Pay£156.66 per week
Statutory Sick Pay£99.35 per week

National Minimum Wage & National Living WageRate
National Living Wage:£9,50 per hour
21-22 Year Old Rate:£9.18 per hour
18-20 Year Old Rate:£6.86 per hour
Under 18s & Apprentice Rate:£4.81 per hour

Other Employment Updates in 2022

Health and Social Care Levy

A new social care levy will be introduced in the UK from 6 April 2022 to help fund health and social care. In 2022, this will be collected as part of a 1.25% increase in National Insurance rates for employers, employees and the self-employed. It will not be payable by those earning under the NICs threshold.

From 6 April 2023, it is expected that this will be collected as a separate Health and Social Care Levy at a rate of 1.25%.

Those who are above State Pension age will not be affected by the temporary increase to National Insurance contributions for the 2022-2023 tax year, however, they will be required to pay the levy from April 2023.

Bank Holidays – The Queen’s Jubilee

In 2022 there will be an additional Bank Holiday to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. The usual late May bank holiday has been moved to Thursday 2 June to give workers a four-day weekend.

Whether or not employees are entitled to take this off will depend on the wording of their employment contracts. Employers will need to check the wording and communicate with employees as to whether or not they will be expected to work on the additional bank holiday.

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