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The latest statutory limits

08 July 2010

This is a reminder of the latest statutory limits (at July 2010).

  • No change this year to the limit on a week’s pay for the purposes of calculating redundancy payments. It remains at £380 until February 2011 at the earliest.
  • The daily maximum guarantee payment during short-time or temporary lay-off decreased to £21.20 from 1 February 2010.
  • Maternity, paternity and adoption pay and maternity allowance increased to £124.88 a week (or 90 per cent of normal weekly earnings if lower) from 1 April 2010.
  • Statutory sick pay remains at £79.15 a week.
  • Changes to the minimum wage from 1 October 2010:

– adult rate rises from £5.80 to £5.93: now applies to workers aged 21+ (previously 22+)

– rate for 16-17 year olds rises from £3.57 to £3.64

– new apprentice rate of £2.50 to be introduced: will apply to apprentices under 19 or those 19+ but in the first year of their apprenticeship.

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Nick Cox LLB (Hons)
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