The laws are always changing when it comes to wages, but it is essential that you remain compliant and pay your staff fairly!
There are two very important laws that are in place regarding pay and that is the National Minimum Wage and the National Living Wage. Both are legal requirements for all employers to comply with to make sure that they are paying their staff enough money to survive.
The National Minimum Wage is the minimum pay per hour that most workers and apprentices aged 16 – 24 are entitled to by law.
What is the National Minimum Wage?
As of April 2021, the National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £4.30 , for workers under 18 it’s £4.62, anyone aged 18 – 20 should receive £6.56 and workers 21-24 years old are entitled to £8.36.
The National Living Wage has the same premise as the National Minimum Wage; however, it only applies to those aged 25 and over and it now stands at £8.91.
These figures increase every April which is why it’s important to keep yourself up to date with employment laws.
How we can help
If you need some support in complying with the National Living Wage or National Minimum Wage, then we are here to help you.
Our HR consultants have years of experience when dealing with salary and complying with changing laws and we can support you in this area too.
With our support we can assist in:
- Updating contracts of employment to meet your legal obligations when it comes to National Minimum and Living Wage
- Keeping you regularly updated on any changes in employment law including increases in National Minimum and Living Wage
Just call us on 0845 2626 260 for more information