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The purpose of this Practice Note is to explain the key age discrimination issues that can arise in relation to the design and operation of various different types of...

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This Practice Note sets out the details of the apprenticeship levy, which is payable by certain employers from 6 April 2017. The levy is charged at a rate of 0.5% of an...

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An apprenticeship levy on employers in the UK, first announced in the Summer Budget 2015, came into force on 6 April 2017, set at a rate of 0.5% of an employer’s pay...

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The auto-enrolment regime, established under the Pensions Act 2008, Pt 1, imposes a new statutory duty on employers to make arrangements for the...

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THIS PRACTICE NOTE APPLIES ONLY TO PENSION SCHEMES IN ENGLAND AND WALES The enrolment duties The auto-enrolment regime, established under the Pensions Act 2008, Part 1,...

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THIS PRACTICE NOTE APPLIES ONLY TO PENSION SCHEMES IN ENGLAND AND WALES The statutory auto-enrolment regime requires employers to enrol workers automatically in a pension...

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THIS PRACTICE NOTE APPLIES ONLY TO PENSION SCHEMES IN ENGLAND AND WALES The auto-enrolment regime requires employers to enrol workers in a pension scheme which meets at...

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THIS PRACTICE NOTE APPLIES ONLY TO PENSION SCHEMES IN ENGLAND AND WALES The auto-enrolment regime, established under Part 1 of the Pensions Act 2008 (PenA 2008), requires...

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The government has stated that tackling the gender pay gap is a priority and that its goal is to 'end the gender pay gap in a generation'. It has brought into force...

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Bonuses can be a very effective tool to motivate and retain employees while allowing businesses to control wage costs. In certain sectors and industries (eg the financial...

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The concept of ‘a week’s pay’, calculated in accordance with sections 220–229 of the Employment Rights Act 1996 (ERA 1996), is important for a number of statutory...

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Produced in partnership with Keith Bryant QC of Outer Temple Chambers. Pension loss will generally only arise in cases where an individual has lost their job and the...

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Many employers provide company cars for certain employees as part of their remuneration package, or give them a car or fuel allowance. For sample contract wording, see...

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Some employers, typically those with employees engaged in sales roles, operate commission schemes. Under commission schemes, part or sometimes all of an employee's...

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THIS PRACTICE NOTE APPLIES ONLY TO PENSION SCHEMES IN ENGLAND AND WALES What is contractual enrolment? Contractual enrolment is where workers are enrolled into a pension...

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UPDATE: In its ‘Good Work Plan’ published in December 2018 the government indicated that it will legislate to ban employers from making deductions from staff tips (ie...

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