Difficulties in Paying the National Living Wage

Posted in : How do I handle it NI on 22 January 2016
Rachel Richardson

'I have become aware of an increase in the minimum wage which is to come into force in April 2016. We are a small business and do not think we will be able to afford to pay this to our workers. What can I do?'

Rachel Richardson from the Employment Team in Tughans writes:

The National Living Wage comes into effect on 1 April 2016. This requires that workers aged 25 and over be paid £7.20 per hour. The Government has estimated that this will equate to a rise of £910 per annum for a full-time worker.

The National Living Wage applies to workers aged 25 and above whilst the National Minimum Wage will

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This article is correct at 22/01/2016

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Rachel Richardson

The main content of this article was provided by Rachel Richardson . Contact telephone number is 028 9055 3300 or email Rachel.Richardson@tughans.com

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