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Prime Minister refuses to back down on National Living Wage plans

National Living Wage

Prime Minister Theresa May has said that she will not back down on the Government’s plans to increase the national living wage over the next few years. Mrs May has dismissed calls from top business leaders to drop its 2012 target and restore the powers of the Low Pay Commission. The minimum pay rate for over […]

Government’s list of minimum wage offenders

National Living Wage

The Government has named and shamed almost 200 businesses for failing to pay the National Minimum Wage. The 197 employers, included football clubs, care homes, hotels, hairdressers and recruitment agencies. Altogether they owed staff £465,291 in wage arrears. All the outstanding money has now been paid to the workers. Top of the Government’s list of […]

How to Prepare for the National Living Wage

Preparing for the National Living Wage | HR Solutions

There are now less than two months to go until the introduction of the Government’s mandatory National Living Wage. From April 1st the new National Minimum Wage rates (including the ‘National Living Wage’ for over-25’s) will be: £3.30 for an apprentice £3.87 for employees under 18 £5.30 for employees aged 18-21 £6.70 for employees aged […]

New Penalties for the National Minimum Wage

M&S | HR Solutions

The Government has published new legislation regarding the forthcoming amendments to the National Minimum Wage. There will be tougher penalties in place for employers who fail to pay the National Minimum Wage. These include doubling the penalty for non-payment and disqualifying guilty employers from holding a directorship for up to 15 years. The legislation will […]

Living Wage Foundation Announces New Rates

The Living Wage Foundation has announced the voluntary Living Wage rates for the next twelve months. For all areas of the UK outside of London the rate has increased from £7.85 to £8.25 per hour. The London Living Wage, which reflects the higher price of living in the capital, has risen from £9.15 to £9.40. […]

IKEA Commits to Paying the Living Wage

IKEA, the first UK nationwide retailer to start paying the living wage.

IKEA has become the first national retailer in the UK to commit to paying the living wage. The home furnishing giant said that the increase will come into effect from 1st April 2016. More than half of the company’s 9,000 employees will see their pay rise. By paying the living wage IKEA is bringing its […]

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