Notable Dates and Events in April
19 Mar 2019
Notable Health Events in April
1–30 Bowel Cancer Awareness Month
1–30 Loss of Limb Awareness Month
1–30 Stress Awareness Month
1–7 NHS Diabetes Prevention Week Campaign
7 World Health Day – Theme is Depression
8–14 Parkinson’s Awareness Week
11 World Parkinson’s Day
16 World Stress Day
22–28 MS Awareness Week
In April 2019 the Universal Credit Work Allowances will increase for people with children or people with limited capability for work.
1 The national living wage – which was introduced in April 2016 – will increase from £7.83 to £8.21 an hour. This is the statutory national minimum wage (established in 1999) for those aged 25 and over. For 21 to 24 year-olds, the minimum wage will rise from £7.38 to £7.70. The rate for 18 to 20-year-olds will rise from £5.90 to £6.15, while the rate for 16 to 17-year-olds will rise from £4.20 to £4.35.
6 The new tax year.
11 CII Consumer Trust Awards
20 The Swiss Re Term Watch Report released