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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.
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.
21 Nov 2019
The average pay rise awarded to employees increased slightly in the three months to the end of October, according to...
15 Nov 2019
Increases in the national minimum wage pledged in the general election could be a “gamble” and will inadvertently benefit middle-...
6 Nov 2019
As younger workers' minimum wage rates look likely to increase, Johnny Runge examines the reality of how employers pay, for example, a 25-year-old versus a 24-year-old.
4 Nov 2019
Increases to national minimum wage rates should not be expected to “end” low pay and will need to be supported...
31 Oct 2019
The timing of the general election may present real problems for employers with a 1 January pay review date.
30 Sep 2019
Sajid Javid has pledged to increase the national living wage to £10.50 an hour and lower the age at which...
16 Sep 2019
The youngest and oldest staff working in atypical ways, such as temporary work, are the most at risk of missing...
5 Sep 2019
UK workers risk being subjected to 19th-century working conditions if the balance of power is not reset between employers and their staff.
12 Aug 2019
Increasing minimum holiday entitlement and wages would help solve the UK’s productivity crisis and stimulate economic growth, a think tank...
9 Aug 2019
Premier League clubs have been slow to seek Living Wage Foundation accreditation.
16 Jul 2019
The government has announced proposals for a single labour market enforcement body which will have powers to enforce minimum wage...
30 May 2019
The government is on track to eliminate low pay by the middle of the next decade, analysis has found.