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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.
12 Oct 2020
The government has been accused of inaction over alleged worker exploitation in textile factories that supply major clothing brands, with...
8 Oct 2020
More than half of the public (54%) would support the introduction of a ‘maximum wage’ in order to tackle excessive...
18 Sep 2020
Business body's annual survey reveals companies' views of recruitment, pay freezes and National Living Wage as coronavirus crisis continues.
7 Sep 2020
National living wage rise considered unaffordable by the government, which may abandon pledge for NLW to reach 60% of median earnings.
4 Sep 2020
TUC's job protection and skills plan urges the government to prepare for the jobs of the future, ensure younger workers gain new skills and establish a fairer labour market.
3 Aug 2020
Productivity and earnings are at least a third higher in some areas of London than the UK average, although the gap in earnings and wage growth is narrowing.
20 Jul 2020
Retailers, MPs, charities and campaign groups have urged the home secretary to take action on alleged worker exploitation in UK garment factories.
13 Jul 2020
Illegally low pay and dilapidated conditions blight thousands of workers in Leicester, it is alleged.
9 Jul 2020
The coronavirus pandemic will make more people in urgent need of work and more employers desperate to stay in business,...
8 Jul 2020
Low-cost fashion retailer Boohoo has promised to investigate workers’ pay and conditions at a Leicester factory.
8 Jul 2020
The chancellor is due to announce a £2bn “kickstart jobs scheme” today in the hope it will stem youth unemployment...
12 Jun 2020
We want to give key workers a pay rise, while an unprecedented quarter of the UK workforce has had the...
4 Jun 2020
The government should introduce a ‘new settlement’ for low paid workers, giving them more control over the hours they work...
29 May 2020
While the Covid-19 crisis is a worrying and uncertain time for all of us, it brings into sharp focus some...