Hot off the press. National Minimum Wage 1st October 2015

Looking ahead

Adult rate – biggest real term rise in 7 years!

Adult rate over 21 year old from £6.50 will increase to £6.70 per hour

Development rate 18 – 20 year old from £5.13 will increase to £5.30 per hour

Young workers rate below 18 but above the compulsory school age

from £3.79 will increase to £3.87 per hour

Apprentice rate under 19 or those aged 19 and over but in the first year of their apprenticeship from £2.73 will increase to £3.30 per hour.

 

Fit For Work Service

Following an independent review the government announced in July 2014 Health and Work Service (now Fit for Work Scheme.  FFW)

There will be a phased introduction which will be completed by May 2015.  The Department of Work and Pensions have produced guidance notes for employees, employers and GP’s about how FFW operates.

(https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/fit-for-work-guidance)

The service provides free health and work advice (via a website and telephone) to help with absence prevention.

The trigger point is 4 weeks absence (actual or if a GP considers it likely).

Consent from the employee  is needed at each stage of the process.

For further advice and support please call Wendy at Einon HR