Spending Review 2020: National minimum wage to increase by 2.2% this April
The so-called national living wage will rise from £8.72 to £8.91 an hour and will be extended to workers aged 23 and over from April 2021, the Chancellor has announced
25 November 2020
'Real living wage' increases to £9.50 an hour - are you due a pay rise?
Over 250,000 workers are set to receive a pay rise as the 'real living wage' has increased to £9.50/hour
9 November 2020
Budget 2020 round-up: NI threshold raised, fuel duty frozen and more
National insurance thresholds will be raised and duties on fuel and alcohol frozen as part of the 2020 Budget unveiled by Chancellor Rishi Sunak
11 March 2020
National minimum wage to rise to £8.72 in April
The national living wage paid to workers aged 25 and over will rise from £8.21/hour to £8.72/hour from April, the Government has announced
31 December 2019
'Real living wage' to rise to £9 an hour
Around 180,000 workers employed by firms which offer the 'real living wage' will see their pay increase by 25p an hour, or 30p an hour in London
5 November 2018
Budget 2018: National minimum wage to rise next April
The national living wage paid to workers aged 25 or over will rise from £7.83/hour to £8.21/hour next April, Chancellor Philip Hammond announced today
29 October 2018
22,000+ owed millions of pounds after being underpaid
More than 22,000 workers were illegally paid less than the National Living or Minimum Wage
6 July 2018
Autumn Budget 2017: National minimum wage to rise next April
The national living wage is to rise by 4.4% in April 2018, from £7.50/hour to £7.83/hour
22 November 2017
Firms boost voluntary living wage for 150,000 workers
Some 150,000 workers paid the voluntary living wage are set to see their pay increase by 30p an hour, or 45p in London
6 November 2017
Hundreds of firms fail to pay minimum wage – know your rights
Debenhams has been named as one of 350 employers who failed to pay workers the national minimum or living wage
16 February 2017
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