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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.
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.
23 May 2019
The recent jump in the retail prices index (RPI) to 3% means that pay awards are falling slightly behind inflation,...
8 May 2019
Four in 10 workers wrongly believe they are not entitled to a minimum wage for the time they spend travelling...
7 May 2019
The Chancellor is considering introducing what would become the world’s highest minimum wage in a bid to end low pay...
26 Apr 2019
Almost half a million people were paid less than the hourly minimum wage they were entitled to in 2017/18, according...
1 Apr 2019
Last October, chancellor Philip Hammond, trumpeting the end of austerity in his Budget address, told MPs that the national living...
1 Apr 2019
Two decades after its introduction, many employers are still getting caught out by the rules surrounding the national minimum wage....
1 Apr 2019
As the national minimum wage celebrates its 20th anniversary, the TUC has claimed that young workers could be missing out...
28 Mar 2019
Supermarket workers earn the best rates in the retail sector, according to new analysis from Incomes Data Research.
18 Mar 2019
Every April, HR professionals are faced with a raft of amended employment laws and deadlines for their organisation to meet....
13 Mar 2019
All the employment highlights from the Chancellor's spring statement...
20 Feb 2019
The national living wage, the statutory national minimum wage for those aged 25 and over, will increase 4.9% from 1...