National Living Wage Rises to £9.50

It has been confirmed that the National Living Wage will rise by 6.6% to £9.50 per hour for people aged over 23, effective from April 2022.  The increase is more than twice the current 3.1% rise in the cost of living. Minimum pay rates for younger workers are also set to go up.  The National […]

Excuses For Not Paying Minimum Wage

In the 2020 to 2021 tax year, HMRC helped more than 155,000 workers across the UK recover more than £16 million in pay which was due to them, and also issued more than £14 million in penalties. HMRC has published some of the most absurd excuses used for not paying the national minimum wage: “She does […]

Latest “name and shame” list of businesses failing to pay NMW

On 31 December, the government published their latest “name and shame” list of businesses that failed to pay their workers the minimum wage.  Investigated between 2016 and 2018, the 139 named companies failed to pay £6.7 million to over 95,000 workers in total, in a breach of employment law. This is the first time the […]