The Chancellor has announced a £1bn support package including grants for the hospitality sector and a sick pay rebate scheme as omicron variant spreads Businesses in the hospitality and leisure sectors in England will be eligible for one-off grants of up to £6,000 per premises, plus more than £100m discretionary funding will be made available for local authorities to support o ...

The standard three-day waiting time for Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) will be reinstated for coronavirus (COVID-19)-related claims from 25 March 2022, unless the government intervenes. Under standard rules in the UK, employers do not have to pay SSP to an employee until the fourth qualifying day in the Period of Incapacity for Work (PIW). The PIW is a period of sickness lasting fou ...

From 1 April 2022, there are changes to both the National Minimum Wage (NMW) and National Living Wage (NLW). Current and future rates of National Living/Minimum Wage are as follows:   Rate from April 2022 Current rate (April 2021 to March 2022 Increase National Living Wage £9.50 £8.91 6.6% 21-22 Year Old Rate £9.18 £8.36 9.8% 18-20 Year Old Rate ...