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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.
13 Jan 2021
Part-time, low-paid and ethnic minority workers are among those struggling most to stay afloat during the current economic crisis, but...
4 Jan 2021
Household names such as Tesco, Pizza Hut and Superdrug are among 139 firms that have breached minimum wage rules, according to the government.
7 Dec 2020
The Covid-19 crisis will inflict ‘massive downward pressure’ on wage levels globally, according to research from the International Labour Organisation....
26 Nov 2020
The average worker’s annual pay packet by the middle of the decade is set to be £1,200 lower than predicted...
25 Nov 2020
The age from which workers become eligible for the national living wage will reduce to 23, the government has confirmed...
11 Nov 2020
2020 was the year that HR was required to react to the unexpected, but it’s now time to plan for...
9 Nov 2020
The ‘real’ Living Wage – the voluntary hourly rate of pay recommended by the Living Wage Foundation – has risen...
4 Nov 2020
The coronavirus pandemic had little effect on most employees’ weekly pay in April thanks to the furlough scheme, but younger...
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.
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...