There is only one week to go until the Government’s new National Living Wage becomes law.
If you’re working and aged 25 or over and not in the first year of an apprenticeship, you’ll be legally entitled to at least £7.20 per hour. That’s an extra fifty pence per hour. The Government is committed to increasing this every year. If you’re an employer, you’ll need to make sure you’re paying your staff correctly from 1st April 2016, as the National Living Wage will be enforced as strongly as the current National Minimum Wage.
From April 2016, all workers aged 25 and over are legally entitled to at least £7.20 per hour.
Take these four steps to be ready for the change:
- Check you know who is eligible in your organisation. Find out on GOV. UK’s employment status page.
- Take the appropriate payroll action. Find useful guidance in HMRC’s tutorials.
- Let your staff know about their new pay rate.
- Check your staff under 25 are earning at least the right rate of National Minimum Wage.
You can find out everything you need to know about the new National Living Wage, including the new rates of pay, on the employers’ National Minimum Wage page. If you still have any queries that are not addressed visit our Acas page or call 0300 123 1100 for further information and assistance.
Find out everything you need to know at the Living Wage website; https://www.livingwage.gov.uk/