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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.
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...
11 Feb 2020
The government has abandoned its previously “pedantic” regime.
31 Jan 2020
NHS trust moves to 'insource' 1,000 cleaners, porters and catering staff previously on minimum wage.
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...
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.