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Employers are being reminded that it is a legal entitlement for all workers to be paid the National Minimum Wage (NMW).

With temporary seasonal staff now being employed in shops, bars and hotels over the summer month’s employers are being reminded of the rates.

“It is very important that when taking on employees you are paying them the correct wage,” said Lisa McLeod, payroll manager at Chester and Wrexham based Ellis & Co Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers.

“Those who do not pay the correct rates can be ‘publicly shamed’ and can face criminal prosecution.”

The National Minimum Wage hourly rates from 1 April 2021 are:

  • £8.91 - age 23 or over (National Living Wage)
  • £8.36 - age 21 to 22
  • £6.56 - age 18 to 20
  • £4.62 - age under 18
  • £4.30 - apprentice

For further information on this or any other payroll matter please contact Lisa on 01244 343504.

Ellis & Co Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers, Chester & Wrexham - 01244 343504, info@ellis-uk.com