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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 living 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 living 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 living 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

Voluntary living wage set to rise next year

Workers receiving the living wage will see an increase in pay when the UK rate rises by 40p/hour to £8.25/hour

2 November 2015

Minimum wage to rise 3%

The national minimum wage for adults increases by 20p an hour from today

1 October 2015

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