Considering the National Minimum Wage

Getting minimum wage obligations right can be challenging for employers, as indicated by the findings of a recent report by the Low Pay Commission. The report found considerable levels of minimum wage underpayment. Overall, the report revealed that underpayment has been steadily increasing since the introduction of the National Living Wage in 2016. Here, we … Continue reading Considering the National Minimum Wage

Named and Shamed: The Importance of the Minimum Wage

With last Saturday marking the beginning of the new National Minimum Wage, it has never been so important for employers to ensure they are paying their employees the correct wages. Last month, HMRC continued its Name and Shame scheme by publishing a further 197 companies who owed a collective £465,000 in arrears. Since the Name … Continue reading Named and Shamed: The Importance of the Minimum Wage

National Minimum Wage Changes

April 1st this year marked the 15th anniversary of the National Minimum Wage Act, and, as usual, this autumn there will be more pay increases to take effect across the board. From 1 October 2014, the rates for National Minimum Wage will be: £6.50 per hour for workers aged 21 years and over £5.13 per … Continue reading National Minimum Wage Changes