Increase in the National Minimum Wage announced

From 01 April 2017 the new minimums are as follows:

Age

Hourly Rate

25 and over

£7.50 (up from £7.20)

21 – 24

£7.05 (up from £6.95)

18 – 20

£5.60 (up from £5.55)

16-17

£4.05 (up from £4.00)

Apprentice (if 1st year or under 19)

£3.50 (up from £3.40)

The Government remains committed to naming and shaming employers who do not pay what they should and an additional £4.3 million is to be spent on enforcement. 

For more information about the new rates or to discuss our new insurance backed employment service, Employer Protect, and how it can meet the needs of your business, contact employment.law@emsleys.com or call 0113 201 4900.

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