April Issue 35 - Flipbook - Page 33
There is currently no need for any This standard covers each stage
accreditation in France to practice of a Towing business, from vehicle
the profession of Towing.
removal to disposal, in accordance
with environmental regulations.
On the other hand, many companies
certification There are many recipients of the
standards which make it possible service:
to increase the quality of services assistance
available, such as AFNOR, SGS enforcement and highways.
Certification makes it possible
to establish relationships of trust
between repair shops and other
stakeholders in the sector (insurers,
and public authorities) and to
guide customers in their choice of
providing them with guarantees
on the quality of service offered by
profession of Towing to apprentices,
and job seekers.
It started slowly
by businesses or
but we hope to
agencies for job
A training course has been in place
for 2 years in some vocational high
schools in France, to teach the
QUEST: INCREASES IN EMPLOYEE PAY RATES FROM 6TH APRIL 2021
from current rate of £6.45)
minimum wage rate applies only • Age 16 to 17: £4.62 (up 1.5%
to those aged 25 or over.
from current rate of £ 4.55)
• Apprentice rate: £4.30 (up 3.6%
However, the government has
from current rate £4.15)
recently announced that the higher Source
rate will apply to all those aged 23
or over at £8.91 per hour from 6th In accepting in full the Low Pay
April 2021, together with an annual Commission’s recommendations, a
increase in national minimum wage full-time worker on the national living
rates for other age groups.
wage will see their annual earnings
increase by £345 next year.
From 6 April 2021, the new hourly
PAY REFERENCE PERIOD
rates as recommended by the Low On 6th April 2021, the higher rate
Pay Commission and accepted by of pay will apply from the next ‘pay
the government will be:
reference period’ after the increase.
Age 25 or over: £8.91 (national
living rate) which is up 2.2%
from current rate of £8.72
Age 23 or over (national living
wage rate) of £8.91 (up 8.7%
from current of £8.20)
Age 21 to 22: £8.36 (up 2% from
current rate of £ 8.20)
Age 18 to 20: £6.56 (up 1.7%
Also, proposed annual increases
in statutory sick pay, statutory
maternity leave and other types of
family leave are expected to apply
from 4th April 2021. The new rates
The weekly rate of statutory sick
pay will be £96.35 (increased
• The weekly rate of statutory
allowance, statutory paternity
pay, statutory shared parental
pay, statutory adoption pay and
statutory parental bereavement
pay will be £151.97 (increased
This means some employee’s pay Source
might not go up straight away - for
example, if an employee is paid If you require further assistance,
monthly on 15th April, then old rate contact our advice-line team on
applies to pay to 15th April. Then, 01162 437615.
the new rate is applied thereafter in
next pay reference period for 16th
April to 15th May.