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Statutory sick pay (from 6 April 2019 to 5 April 2020)

Payable for up to 28 weeks, at £94.25 per week.

Statutory maternity pay (from 7 April 2019 to 6 April 2020)

Payable for up to 39 weeks:

  • Initial six weeks: 90% of gross average weekly earnings.
  • Subsequent 33 weeks: Lower of £148.68 or 90% of gross average weekly earnings.
Statutory adoption pay (from 7 April 2019 to 6 April 2020)

Payable for up to 39 weeks:

  • Initial six weeks: 90% of gross average weekly earnings.
  • Subsequent 33 weeks: Lower of £148.68 or 90% of gross average weekly earnings.
Statutory paternity pay (from 7 April 2019 to 6 April 2020)

Payable for up to two weeks at the lower of £148.68 or 90% of gross average weekly earnings.

Shared parental leave pay (from 7 April 2019 to 6 April 2020)

Payable during the period of untaken maternity or adoption leave at the lower of £148.68 or 90% of gross average weekly earnings

Guarantee pay (from 6 April 2019 to 5 April 2020)

Payable during lay off for five days within a three month period, at £29.00 per day (subject to a maximum of five days or £145 in any three months)

Minimum wage rates (from 1 April 2019 to 30 March 2020)
  • 25 years+ £8.21.
  • 21 – 24 years £7.70.
  • 18 – 20 years £6.15.
  • 16 -17 years £4.35
  • Apprentice aged under 19 or in the first year of apprenticeship £3.90

Employment law and HR update

Our annual update events were held in Manchester and London at the start of June and once again were a great success.  Thank you to all those who attended.

A manager will take six months to get to know his staff, but they will take only six days to get to know him.

John Adair

Contact Watershed

Telephone: +44 161 703 5611

E-mail: info@watershedhr.com

Ryecroft, Aviary Road, Worsley, Manchester M28 2WF

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If you want to find out more about our services, events or our employment law and HR expertise contact us  on +44 161 703 5611 and one of our dedicated advisers would be more than happy to help.