Employee Statutory payments 2014

Employment Facts and Stats 

Statutory employee payments from April 2014 

depositphotos_5422513-3d-small---way-choiceSo many employment facts and laws to know.  Combined with the difficultly of knowing where to go for trusted information, we thought this would be useful employer law update to include for employers.

Below is a round up of current Employee Statutory payments.

Statutory Sick pay

Now £87.55 per week.  From April you will also no longer be able to recover the cost of SSP from the HRMC (prior to 6 April 2014 employers could reclaim SSP exceeding 13% of National Insurance contributions).


Statutory Maternity, Adoption, Paternity

Currently  £138.18 per week, or 90% of average earnings, whichever is the lesser.


Statutory Redundancy

£464 per week, or the employee’s weekly pay, whichever is the lesser.  Please remember if you have a more generous contractual redundancy policy your policy will take precedence.

It may also be worth mentioning that if you have consistently paid more to your employees there may well be a case for a higher contractual payment under ‘custom and practice’.


Rate of compensatory award for unfair dismissal April 2014

Maximum compensatory award for unfair dismissal claim (where the effective date of termination falls on or after 6 April 2014) is £76,574 (or 52 weeks’ gross pay if lower).


The National Minimum Wage

For employees aged 21 and over it is £6.31, 18-20 £503, under 18 £3.72 and the apprentice rate is £2.68.  These are likely to increase this October.

It is to note the apprentice rate is for those who are 16-18, and those who are 19 or over, but who are in their first year. Otherwise the apprentice would be entitled to the NMW for their age.

Taken from our Facts and Stats Summer 2014 update


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HR Support for Business
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About Carole Thomson

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