April 1 2016.

The government’s new National Living Wage becomes law from today.

Employees aged 25 are legally entitled to at least £7.20 per hour. That’s an extra fifty pence per hour over the National Minimum Wage. The word is that 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. It is a criminal offence not to pay it, or to falsify payment records.

The rates for workers are now;
25 years and over - £7.20
21 to 24 years - £6.70
18 to 20 years - £5.30
16 to 17 years - £3.87
Apprentices - £3.30

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