Drummond Laurie Chartered AccountantsFrom April 2016, the government will introduce a new mandatory national living wage (NLW) for workers aged 25 and above, initially set at £7.20 – a rise of 50p relative to the current National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate. That’s a £910 per annum increase in earnings for a full-time worker on the current NMW.

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

  1. Check you know who is eligible in your organisation. You can find out more about this at https://www.gov.uk/employment-status/overview.
  2. Take the appropriate payroll action.
  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.

NationalLivingWageYou can find out everything you need to know about the new National Living Wage, including the new rates of pay, on the https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage/employers-and-the-minimum-wage page.

For more information on our payroll and auto-enrolment services please contact Gillian Niven on 01324 441280 or email gillian.niven@drummondlaurie.co.uk