Key changes in employment law taking place in April 2013

There are a number of changes in employment law that will take place this month.

  • The collective redundancy consultation period where more than 100 employees are affected will be halved to 45 days from 6 April.
  • The prescribed weekly rate of statutory maternity, paternity and adoption pay will rise to £136.78 from 7 April. The rate of statutory sick pay will be £86.70 from 6 April. Income tax personal allowance for under -65s will increase on 6 April, while the basic rate band will decrease.
  • Part 2 of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 will come into force on 1 April. Among other things, it will enable the use of damages based agreements in most civil litigation.

For more information on this please contact us on 01483 303636.

Clare McDairmant, Solicitor, Just Employment Solicitors





Clare McDairmant, Solicitor, Just Employment Solicitors.

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