National minimum wage increased on 1 April 2022, what can happen if employees' wages are not increased?

Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A NI on 3 May 2022
Chris Fullerton
Arthur Cox NI
Issues covered: Minimum Wage

All workers are entitled to the UK national minimum wage and an itemised pay statement. This requirement is typically satisfied through employers providing payslips. The payslip should include the gross and net pay being received by the employee. Employers also have a duty to keep a record of these itemised pay statements and employees are entitled to access, examine and inspect their payment records.

If employees are not satisfied that they are in receipt of the UK national minimum wage they can either take the matter to the Industrial Tribunal, or make a complaint to HMRC directly. HMRC can undertake inspections at any time without reason and an employer may be issued with a notice of

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Chris Fullerton
Arthur Cox NI

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