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Statutory Minimum Notice Periods

An employer must give at least:

• One week’s notice to an employee who has been employed for one month or more but less than 2 years.

• One week’s notice for each complete year of service for those employed for more than 2 years.

• Once an employee has more than 12 years service the notice period does not extend beyond 12 weeks.

National Minimum Wage (From October 2012)

16 – 17 £3.68

18 – 20 £4.98

21+ £6.19

Apprentices £2.65

Statutory Sick Pay (from April 2013)

£86.70 per week

Statutory Maternity/Paternity/Adoption Pay (basic rate) (from April 2013)

£136.78

Statutory Holiday

5.6 weeks for a full time employee. This can include bank and public holidays.

Redundancy Calculation

• 0.5 week’s pay for each full year of service when age is less than 22.

• 1 week’s pay for each full year of service where age during year is 22 or above, but less than 41.

• 1.5 week’s pay for each full year of service where age during year is 41and over.

Calculation is capped at 20 years. Maximum week’s pay is capped under the Statutory Scheme at £450.00