National Living Wage in force from 1 April 2016


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Posted on 23 Dec 2015

Draft regulations have been laid before Parliament which will require employers to pay the National Living Wage from 1 April 2016.  

The National Living Wage is a 50 pence supplement on the National Minimum Wage payable to workers aged 25 and over.   The rate is £7.20 per hour.

At the same time, the financial penalty payable by employers who underpay the National Minimum Wage (including the National Living Wage) will increase from 100% to 200% of the underpayment due to each worker.

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