Shared Parental Leave – One year on

5 April 2015 saw the introduction of the legal right for fathers to claim shared parental leave and pay with the mothers of their children. The Children and Families Act enables eligible mothers to commit to ending their maternity leave and pay at a future date and...

National Living Wage: What you need to know

The National Living Wage came into effect on 1st April, giving a compulsory pay increase to UK employees aged 25 and over. The rate is £7.20 per hour (7.5% more than the current minimum wage) and is set to rise each year until reaching at least £9.00 per hour by 2020....

Ending of SERPS/State second pension

State second pension Prior to 6 April 2016, some employees – but not the self-employed paying Class 2 national insurance contributions (NICs) – earned an entitlement to an additional earnings-related amount of state pension (the state second pension...