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National living wage
From 1 April 2016, the UK Government is introducing a new minimum wage rate, the “national living wage”, cuurrently £7.50 per hour for people aged 25 and over.
The national living wage (NLW) will be compulsory and the Low Pay Commission (LPC) will recommend future rises, with the Government aiming for it to reach 60% of median hourly earnings by 2020.
The national living wage is different to the Living Wage, a voluntary pay rate independently set by the Living Wage Foundation. The Living Wage is calculated according to the basic cost of living in the UK.
7 Sep 2020
National living wage rise considered unaffordable by the government, which may abandon pledge for NLW to reach 60% of median earnings.
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.
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...
20 May 2020
The TUC has called for the government to form a National Recovery Council to help the economy heal from the...
15 May 2020
Cleaning services have moved into the spotlight as the return to the workplace accelerates. But from low wages and insecure...
7 May 2020
Confusion over rates of pay has led to many apprentices not receiving the pay they are entitled to.
6 Apr 2020
Each April, HR professionals must ensure that their organisation complies with the latest round of amended employment laws and deadlines....
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...
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...