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Living wage mandatory from April 2016 for employees over 25 -- guidance for employers

From April 2016, all workers aged 25 and over are legally entitled to at least £7.20 per hour.

Employers are advised to take these four steps to be ready for the change:

  1. Check you know who is eligible in your organisation. Find out on GOV. UK’s employment status page.
  2. Take the appropriate payroll action. Find useful guidance in HMRC’s tutorials.
  3. Let your staff know about their new pay rate.
  4. Check your staff under 25 are earning at least the right rate of National Minimum Wage.

You can find out everything you need to know about the new National Living Wage, including the new rates of pay, on the employers’ National Minimum Wage page. If you still have any queries that are not addressed visit our Acas page for further information and assistance.

More info at:  https://www.livingwage.gov.uk/