April 2, 2024

April 2024 increase of National Minimum Wage and statutory pay rates

Employment solicitor, Charlotte Holman, takes a look at the current changes in employment law in relation to the national minimum wage.

National Minimum Wage

The national minimum wage increased on 1 April 2024 from £10.42 to £11.44 per hour. This rate will apply to workers who are 21 and over (previously it was 23).

Employers will need to ensure that they are paying staff in accordance with the prescribed rates and keep sufficient records in relation to payments made to workers.

Statutory pay rates

From 6 April 2024, the statutory sick pay rate will increase from £109.40 per week to £116.75.

From 7 April 2024, the rate of statutory maternity pay, statutory paternity pay, statutory adoption pay, statutory shared parental pay and statutory parental bereavement pay will increase from £172.48 per week to £184.03.

These rates are raised every April in line with any annual increase in consumer prices index (CPI) measured in the previous September. If there is no change or a decrease in CPI, the rates will remain the same.

Specialists in employment law

If you are an employer or employee needing advice regarding this change, Holmes & Hills specialist employment law solicitors can advise on this. Our team of employment lawyers can advise on all areas of employment law covering both contentious and non-contentious issues.

Get specialist employment law advice

Call us on 01206 593933 today to speak with one of our employment law team. Or complete the form below.

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