Minimum wage

Employers must pay workers the national minimum wage. The rates, which increase on 1 October each year, are divided into the main adult rate (workers aged 21 and over), the development rate (workers aged 18-20 inclusive) and the youth rate (workers aged 16 and 17). There is also an apprentice rate.

An additional rate for workers aged 25 and over, which is being called the “national living wage”, is being introduced from 1 April 2016.


Six employment law decisions that will shape 2019

Which employment law decisions will shape 2019? We outline six of the most significant cases in the pipeline – from...

The 10 most important employment law cases in 2018

11 Jan 2019

As always, HR professionals had their fair share of employment law cases to keep track of in 2018, but what...

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In-work poverty and the role of HR

7 Jan 2019

Many UK workers are falling below the poverty line and Brexit uncertainty may be making matters worse. Steve Herbert believes...

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Minister may act over retailers’ minimum wage woes

4 Jan 2019

The business secretary is considering reforming national minimum wage rules to ensure employers are not penalised by the “complex” system,...

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Iceland to fight HMRC over £21m minimum wage ‘breach’

3 Jan 2019

Iceland Foods says it could take HM Revenue & Customs to court over a minimum wage dispute concerning a Christmas...

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2019 employment law: eight changes to look out for

21 Dec 2018

Although Brexit dominates the news, there will be a number of important employment law developments in 2019. Clio Springer sets...

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Uber drivers are workers, Court of Appeal rules

19 Dec 2018

The Court of Appeal has upheld the ruling that Uber drivers are workers and should receive entitlements such as holiday...

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One-HR employment law review (webinar)

4 Dec 2018

Last chance to book your place: 6 December 2018 at 2pm. Barrister Kevin Charles scrutinises the latest developments in employment law including whistleblowing, minimum wage and more...

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Low Pay Commission hails effect of national living wage rises

27 Nov 2018

Up to five million workers this year saw their pay rise after increases to the national living wage (NLW) were...

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Half of employers don’t know that many unpaid internships are illegal

23 Nov 2018

As many as half of employers are not aware that most unpaid internships are likely to be illegal, research has...

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‘Real’ Living Wage increases by 2.9% outside London

5 Nov 2018

The “real” Living Wage, the rate of pay set by the Living Wage Foundation, has increased 25 pence to £9...

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National living wage to increase nearly 5% from April 2019

29 Oct 2018

The national living wage, the statutory national minimum wage for those aged 25 and over, will increase 4.9% from 1...

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Working when the clocks go back: how should employers handle extra hour?

26 Oct 2018

The clocks go back an hour at 2:00am on Sunday 28 October 2018. But what does this mean for night workers?

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The case for an independent labour standards agency

12 Oct 2018

Consultant editor Darren Newman considers the current system of labour standards enforcement and suggests that the Government could play a...

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Union urges Uber users not to cross ‘digital picket line’

9 Oct 2018

The IWGB union has a called a 24-hour strike against Uber and is urging the public not use the taxi-hailing...

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