- Home ▼
- Topics ▼
- Legal ▼
- AWARDS ▼
- Jobs ▼
- Webinars ▼
- XpertHR ▼
- Advertise ▼
- Email ▼
- Oh & wellbeing ▼
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.
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.
21 Nov 2019
The average pay rise awarded to employees increased slightly in the three months to the end of October, according to...
15 Nov 2019
Increases in the national minimum wage pledged in the general election could be a “gamble” and will inadvertently benefit middle-...
11 Nov 2019
The Living Wage has announced its new rates with the headline figure for outside London rising to £9.30, an increase of 3.33%...
6 Nov 2019
As younger workers' minimum wage rates look likely to increase, Johnny Runge examines the reality of how employers pay, for example, a 25-year-old versus a 24-year-old.
4 Nov 2019
Increases to national minimum wage rates should not be expected to “end” low pay and will need to be supported...
31 Oct 2019
The timing of the general election may present real problems for employers with a 1 January pay review date.
30 Oct 2019
Drivers for the minicab app Bolt have staged a protest against what they describe as “unfair” dismissals and its alleged...
25 Oct 2019
The clocks go back an hour at 2:00am on Sunday 27 October 2019. But what does this mean for night workers?
18 Oct 2019
The issue of what happens to workers’ rights has become a central plank in the Brexit debate as MPs prepare...
30 Sep 2019
Sajid Javid has pledged to increase the national living wage to £10.50 an hour and lower the age at which...