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Monthly Archive July 2021

My top 10 lessons learned from 10 years in practice

When I set up SCE Solicitors in 2011, I had a good idea of where I wanted to take the business and the kinds of clients I wanted to help. I knew of course that I would be able to draw on my years’ experience working in practice. But when setting up in business for the first time, there are some things you can’t plan for – some aspects of running a business that you perhaps haven’t thought of or simply haven’t had the experience of.

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What are the statutory rates and compensation limits for 2021?

National Minimum Wage
Age Former Rate (£) Current Rate (£)
Workers aged 25 and over (National Living Wage) 8.72 8.91
Workers aged 21 – 24 8.20 8.36
Development rates for workers aged 18 – 20 6.45 6.56
Young workers rate for workers aged 16 – 17 4.55 4.62
Apprentices under 19, or over 19 and in their first year of the apprenticeship 4.15 4.30
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Key employment cases regarding coronavirus and Supreme Court decisions

Despite the success of the vaccine programme, the impact of the pandemic on businesses will continue for some time.  For example, when the furlough scheme ends in the autumn, it is expected that the number of employment tribunal claims will rise and case law will take even longer to filter through to policies and practice.

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