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Statutory Employment Legal Information for Employees and Employers


This page details some key statutory employment legal information. If you cannot find what you need, please contact us for further support.


The information on this page does not constitute legal advice and the calculations may change.

Minimum Wage

Current rates of minimum wage at April 2024

National living wage 21 years and over - £11.44

18-20 years old - £8.60

16-17 years old - £6.40

Apprenticeship rate under 19 or over 19 and in the first year of apprenticeship - £6.40

Eligibility to Work in UK

Under Immigration law, every company has an obligation to ensure that checks are implemented to ascertain an individual’s right to work in the UK prior to commencement of employment. Employers should carry out these checks for all candidates regardless of origin, race or citizenship. The checks should involve checking documents such as passport or UK driving licence. A full list is available from the UK Border Agency.

Statutory Annual Leave

The statutory holiday entitlement is 28 days (20 days + 8 bank/public holidays) including bank and public holidays or 5.6 weeks holiday. This entitlement is for employee who works five days per week. Part time employees holiday entitlement is pro rata accordingly. Temporary workers and zero contract hour workers are entitled to receive holiday calculated on the hours that they work.

Statutory Rates

Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) Sick pay £116.75 Total SSP per year is 28 weeks per year SSP is not paid for the first 3 days off sick

Statutory Maternity First 6 weeks is paid at 90% of average earnings 33 weeks at £184.03 or 90% of average weekly earnings if lower

Statutory Adoption First 39 weeks at £184.03 per week or 90% of average weekly earnings if lower

Statutory Paternity Paternity leave is up to 2 weeks and paid at £184.03172.48 per week

Statutory Redundancy Pay The statutory capped amount is £700.00 per week

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