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2021 EMPLOYMENT LAW CHANGES
There are a few key changes this year for employers to be particularly aware of.
New Immigration System
From 1st January 2021 a new immigration system applies to individuals arriving in the UK for the first time. EEA citizens (this includes EU citizens) and Swiss citizens moving to the UK for the first time from this date to work will need to obtain a work visa in advance.
Employers planning to sponsor workers from outside the UK will need to apply for a sponsorship licence in advance.
The Governments online check is a useful starting point for businesses View a job applicant's right to work details - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
On 6th April 2020 there are several changes to employment regulations.
National Minimum Wage
The National Minimum Wage rates increase on 6th April 2021 as follows:
To note in particular here is that the age threshold for the National Living Wage is lowered from age 25 to age 23.
On 6th April each year, statutory payments such as statutory sick pay, maternity pay etc. are increased. The 2021 rates are as follows: