Twice as many workers receiving back pay through National Minimum Wage enforcement

According to HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC), the number of underpaid workers getting the money they are owed under the National Minimum Wage (NMW) legislation has more than doubled. The Revenue’s latest figures show that in the 2017/18 tax year


1.7 million self-employed to miss out on National Living Wage

It has been estimated that more than 1.7 million self-employed workers now earn below the new National Living Wage. According to the Social Market Foundation’s (SMF) research this number will eventually rise to 1.9 million by 2020, affecting the 14


Businesses aren’t prepared for the National Living Wage

From 1 April this year every business will need to pay employees over the age of 25 the new statutory National Living Wage (NLW) of £7.20 per hour. Following this change, full-time members of staff working 37.5 hours per week


Living wage boost reminds employers of new commitments

Lidl, the supermarket chain, has pledged to pay 9,000 of its UK workers at least the full living wage from October. The pay rise will cost Lidl £9m and push its minimum pay beyond the recommendation of campaign group Living


Fines double for not paying correct statutory wages

A new package of measures has been announced by the Business Secretary to ensure employees receive the pay to which they are entitled. During September, the Business Minister Sajid Javid announced that the Government would be implementing new measures to


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