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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.
13 Mar 2019
All the employment highlights from the Chancellor's spring statement...
6 Mar 2019
Theresa May will today unveil how the UK government will handle emerging EU laws concerning workers’ rights after Brexit.
20 Feb 2019
The national living wage, the statutory national minimum wage for those aged 25 and over, will increase 4.9% from 1...
18 Feb 2019
HMRC should end investigations of 'reasonable pay practices' according to the British Retail Consortium.
14 Feb 2019
The Supreme Court has granted permission for an appeal in the legal case considering whether or not care workers who...
7 Feb 2019
The creation of a new worker status by courier company Hermes could prove a significant step in the evolution of gig economy workers' rights, argues Mike Hibbs from law firm Shakespeare Martineau.
7 Feb 2019
An employment appeal tribunal has found that Middlesbrough FC did not breach minimum wage legislation after deducting the costs of...
1 Feb 2019
Minimum wage rises may lead to job losses as employers turn to automation to keep costs down. But so far...
11 Jan 2019
Which employment law decisions will shape 2019? We outline six of the most significant cases in the pipeline – from...
11 Jan 2019
As always, HR professionals had their fair share of employment law cases to keep track of in 2018, but what...
7 Jan 2019
Many UK workers are falling below the poverty line and Brexit uncertainty may be making matters worse. Steve Herbert believes...
4 Jan 2019
The business secretary is considering reforming national minimum wage rules to ensure employers are not penalised by the “complex” system,...
3 Jan 2019
Iceland Foods says it could take HM Revenue & Customs to court over a minimum wage dispute concerning a Christmas...
21 Dec 2018
Although Brexit dominates the news, there will be a number of important employment law developments in 2019. Clio Springer sets...