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National Living Wage – guidance

From 1st October 2016, the rate of minimum wage (also known as national living wage) remains for workers aged 25 and over at £7.20 per hour. The national minimum wage for those younger than 25 has increased.

 
 
25 plus £7.20 (from 1st April 2016)
21-24 £6.95
18-20 £5.55
Under 18 £4.00
Apprentice £3.40
The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has issued new guidance to assist employers, titled ‘Calculating the minimum wage’ (https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/511151/BIS-16-144-nmw-calculating-the-national-minimum-wage.pdf).
In addition to providing details of how to calculate the minimum wage, the guidance also provides a helpful reminder of the strict penalties (including criminal sanctions) that can be imposed on employers for failing to pay the national minimum or national living wage to their workers.
For further details on this, or any other employment law matter, please contact Nina Wilson