The National Minimum Wage is the minimum pay per hour almost all workers are entitled to. The National Living Wage is higher than the National Minimum Wage – workers get it if they’re over 25.
It doesn’t matter how small an employer is, they still have to pay the correct minimum wage.
It’s a criminal offence for employers to not pay someone the National Minimum Wage or National Living Wage, or to fake payment records. Employers who discover they’ve paid a worker below the correct minimum wage must pay any arrears immediately.
As from April 2017 NLW and NMW rates will increase as follows:
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