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The National Living Wage

Article Date: 2016-04-01

The Government’s new National Living Wage is now law.

If you’re working and aged 25 or over and not in the first year of an apprenticeship, you are 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, as the National Living Wage will be enforced as strongly as the current National Minimum Wage.


Find outif you are eligible for the National Living Wage by using our simple calculator. The rest is up to your employer.

You should see the increase in your pay automaticallyif you currently earn less than £7.20 per hour. So check your payslip this month.

If you don’t see the difference, you may want to speak to your employer.

Alternatively, you could contact Acas on 0300 123 1100 for more information.


All workers aged 25 and over are nowlegally entitled to at least £7.20 per hour.

If you haven’t already, you need to take these four steps:

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.

For further information please click on the following link.



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