Are you employed and over the age of 25?
Unless you are in the first year of your apprenticeship your wages will be increasing from £7.20 an hour to £7.50 an hour as of April 1 this year.
If you are employed and aged 25 or under your wages will increase to meet the National Minimum Wage.
The National Minimum Wage will increase from £6.95 to £7.05 for 21 to 24 year-olds; £5.55 increasing to £5.60 for 18 to 20 year-olds; £4 to £4.05 for those aged 18 and under; and £3.40 to £3.50 for apprentices.
“This isn’t a huge pay increase, but it’s moving in the right direction, ensuring fairer pay for workers within the UK,” said Claire Ireland, payroll manager at Ellis & Co.
“The Government is planning for continued increase in both the National Minimum and Living Wage over the coming years.
“If you are employed and fall into any of the above categories, thoroughly check your wage slip to ensure you are receiving the correct rate of pay for any work undertaken.
“If you are an employer it is a legal requirement to pay your staff at least the National Minimum and Living Wage,” she added.
For further enquiries about the National Minimum and Living Wage, or any other payroll issue contact Claire Ireland on 01244 343504.