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National Minimum Wage increase

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The new National Minimum Wage and the new National Living Wage, which will apply from 1 April 2018, have been announced by the government and, according to the Low Pay Commission, this is the largest increase for 18-20 year olds and 21-24 year olds in a decade.

The new rates are as follows:

AgeRate
25+£7.83 (previously £7.50)
21-24£7.38 (previously £7.05)
18-20£5.90 (previously £5.60)
Under 18£4.20 (previously £4.05)

The accommodation offset has also been raised from £6.40 a day to £7.00 a day.

It is important to be aware of the changes to ensure you are paying your employees the Minimum Wage (and that you are keeping records of payments to staff) so as not to face claims for unlawful deduction of wages or for breach of contract.

If you have any queries regarding Minimum Wage or paying your employees, give our employment team a call.

 

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