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Employers must pay workers the national minimum wage. The rates, which increase on 1 April 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, the national living wage, was introduced in April 2016.
1 Apr 2020
As the national living wage rate increases by more than 6%, the economic uncertainty posed by the coronavirus means the...
26 Mar 2020
The government should delay next month’s rise in the national living wage in order to protect jobs in the midst...
23 Mar 2020
Employment appeal tribunal rules against Middlesbrough over pay deductions.
11 Mar 2020
The Low Pay Commission has been tasked ensuring that the national living wage reaches two-thirds of median earnings by 2024....
20 Feb 2020
HM Revenue & Customs’ policing of the national living wage and national minimum wage has identified a record amount of...
12 Feb 2020
In a landmark case for the care sector, the Supreme Court today hears two cases on the national minimum wage...
11 Feb 2020
The government has abandoned its previously “pedantic” regime.
31 Jan 2020
NHS trust moves to 'insource' 1,000 cleaners, porters and catering staff previously on minimum wage.
29 Jan 2020
Gig workers are often “trapped” in insecure work because long hours, financial insecurity and piecemeal work mean they are often...
14 Jan 2020
We look at six important employment law cases that will get the headlines in 2020, covering significant issues such as...
8 Jan 2020
The new year begins with a new government, the prospect of Brexit and a number of employment law developments already...
8 Jan 2020
Sanctions for failing to pay staff the national minimum wage are not tough enough and there needs to be a...
3 Jan 2020
How much control can employers have over the timing of employees’ annual leave?
Employers with holiday years that run from...
2 Jan 2020
From the start of April low paid workers will benefit from a rise in the minimum wage that is four times the rate of inflation, in what the prime minister has called the “the biggest ever cash boost” to the legal pay floor.