Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Minimum Wage Rates Go Up

Minimum Wage rates have gone up for all.

The new rates came into effect on October 1st, 2013. The new rates are:

Adult Rate - increase of 12p to £6.31/hour.
18-20 year olds - increase of 5p to £5.03/hour.
16-17 year olds - increase of 4p to £3.72/hour.
Apprentice rates - increase of 3p to £2.68/hour.

Source R & S Magazine

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Roadside Fines To Rise

The Government has announced a significant increase in fixed penalty levels for a wide range of motoring offences.

Fixed penalty levels for most motoring offences - including not wearing a seatbelt and using a mobile phone whilst at the wheel, will rise to ÂŁ100. Careless driving will be a fixed penalty of ÂŁ100 and 3 points on your licence.

More serious examples will still go to court and commercial goods drivers are at least 50% higher than they were.

Sources: Rightmove and R & S magazine