National Minimum Wages Rates October 2013

12th September 2013
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NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE RATES FROM OCTOBER 2013

The new National Minimum Wage rates from the 1st October 2013 are as follows:-

(i)         £6.31 per hour for workers 21 and over;

(ii)         £5.03 per hour for workers aged between 18 and 20 years;

(iii)        £3.72 per hour for workers aged between 16 to 17 years old, who are above school leaving age but under 18; and

(iv)        £2.68 per hour for apprentices under 19 or 19 or over who are in the first year of apprenticeship.

Since the 1st October 2013 the Agricultural Wages (England and Wales) Order 2012 no longer applies in England; from this date new agricultural and horticultural workers in England must be paid in accordance with the appropriate hourly National Minimum Wage rates stated above.

Workers already employed before the 1st October 2013 will still be entitled to the same terms and conditions set under their contract of employment; this may include overtime rates, agricultural wages, sick pay etc.

For agricultural workers in Wales arrangements are in place for workers to continue to be entitled to the terms of the Agricultural Wages Order 2012 after the 1st October but this is subject to a pending ruling from the Supreme Court.

If you need any help or guidance on the National Minimum Wage or related issues then please do not hesitate to contact Daven Naghen on 01775 72261, or email daven.naghen@maplessolicitors.com or write to Dav at 23 New Road Spalding Lincolnshire PE11 1DH.


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Dementia Friends

Maples Solicitors are proud to announce that they have now joined to become Dementia Friends which is an Alzheimer’s Society initiative.

The private client department of Maples Solicitors prepare Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney on a regular basis and this often involves dealing with clients who are suffering from dementia. The private client team pride themselves on spending as much time as is necessary to assist all of their clients, but those suffering from dementia often require additional assistance and time to ensure that they have fully understood the legal documentation that they are creating. The private client department are regularly complimented on the way they deal with such clients, whether this be explaining things to them in a clear and uncomplicated manner, spending time with them or putting them at ease.

It is a misconception that anyone suffering from dementia cannot make a Will or Lasting Power of Attorney. Only if someone lacks sufficient mental capacity are they unable to make such a document. It is therefore vitally important upon any diagnosis of dementia that legal advice is taken as soon as possible to make sure that your affairs are in order so that it is easier for your family to deal with your affairs if you are unable to do so yourself.

To become Dementia Friends, Maples Solicitors have pledged to develop their understanding of dementia and continue assisting clients suffering from dementia with their legal affairs in a respectful, friendly and efficient way that is not daunting making the process as easy as possible.

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