Checklist of October Regulation Changes Published

Checklist of October Regulation Changes Published

Small businesses can check how to comply with regulation changes introduced on 1 October, following the publication of online guidance by Business Link. Most laws that affect businesses are implemented on one of two common commencement dates (CCDs) – 6 April and 1 October. The October CCD brings with it several reforms that small firms must comply with, and Business Link has published a summary. The changes include: An increase in the national minimum wage rate – the rate for workers aged 21 or more is £6.08 per hour. The development rate (for 18- to 21-year-olds) is £4.98 per hour and the rate for 16- to 17-year-olds is £3.68 per hour. Agency worker rights – once an agency worker completes 12 continuous calendar weeks’ work with the same empl... »