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Legal lightbulb – people law, policy and practice

Published On: January 30th, 2023By

As part of keeping you in our focus, our ‘legal lightbulb’ update ensures you’re on top of the latest changes in legislation, case law, and people trends.

New statutory rates for 2023/24

Statutory maternity, paternity, adoption, shared parental, and parental bereavement leave

For 2023/24 (per week) Previously (per week)
£172.48 £156.66


Statutory sick pay

For 2023/24 (per week) Previously (per week)
£109.40 £99.35


Minimum wage and national living wage

Age bracket For 2023/24 (per hour) Previously (per hour)
23+ £10.42 £9.50
21-22 £10.18 £9.18
18-20 £7.49 £6.83
16-17 £5.28 £4.81
Apprentices £5.28 £4.81

Government consultation on holiday entitlement for part-year workers

The government have launched a consultation to address the issues arising from last year’s Supreme Court decision in Harpur Trust v Brazel. The decision meant that a part-year worker will be entitled to a larger holiday entitlement than their other part-time counterparts who work the same total number of hours across the year. The consultation proposes to address this by ensuring that holiday pay and entitlements are proportionate to the time spent working.

The consultation closes on 09 March 2023. Have your say here.

Key dates for your diary

06-12 March | No More Week 2023 – raising awareness of domestic abuse and sexual violence

18 March | Global Recycling 2023 – seeing opportunity, not waste

18 March | Red Nose Day 2023 – fundraising to support people in the UK and around the world

20 March | International Day of Happiness 2023 – when well-being matters more than ever

Get in touch if you’d like to discuss anything we’ve covered in more detail.

This update is accurate on the date it was sent (02 February 2023), but may be subject to change which may or may not be notified to you. This update is not to be taken as advice and you should seek advice if anything contained within affects you or your business.