Monthly Archives: June 2015

Pay Trends – June 2015

A survey carried out by XpertHR has collected details of 369 pay awards that are effective in the three months to the end of May 2015. (Covering approx. 2.3 million employees, they include 279 basic pay awards and 90 that are based on a measure of performance. Key findings are:. Headline pay award unchanged. No change […]

Annual review of Statutory Rates

Statutory sick pay (SSP) – Increases from £87.55 to £88.45 per week. Statutory Maternity/Adoption/Paternity and Shared Parental Pay – Increases from £138.18 to £139.58 per week. Income tax threshold – Personal allowance will increase by £600 to £10,600. The threshold at which employees will pay the higher income tax rate of 40% will be reduced […]

Unison challenge to tribunal fees heard by the Court of Appeal

Unison is continuing its challenge to the introduction of tribunal fees by way of a Judicial review. During the hearing (16 & 17 June), it argued that the “dramatic drop” in claims had “no obvious explanation, other than the introduction of fees”. Unison also claimed that the higher fee to issue a discrimination complaint is […]

Employment Tribunal Statistics 2013 – 2014

The latest statistics (covering the period from April to June 2014) have been published by the Ministry of Justice. The total number of claims dropped to 4,242 (compared to 13,899 last year down 69%) and was impacted by: The introduction of fees The introduction of Early Conciliation The more detailed statistics reveal some interesting trends. […]