Difficulties in Paying the National Living WagePosted in : How do I handle it NI on 22 January 2016
'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 continue to apply to other workers and apprentices. For workers aged 21 – 24 years, the National
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This article is correct at 22/01/2016
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