Employers not paying the minimum wage, watch out

While the vast majority of UK employers respect the rules and pay their employees at least the National Minimum Wage (NMW), there are still a small number of employers who choose to ignore this legal obligation. HMRC are currently in the process of identifying sectors they suspect as falling foul of the rules and targeting them to ensure that they …

The living wage and the national minimum wage: one and the same?

Although they’re often confused, the living wage and the national minimum wage are not related in any way whatsoever. The notion of the living wage was introduced to the UK in 2001 and concerns itself with setting wages at a level, which makes sure workers have the chance of an acceptable lifestyle, irrespective of where they live. While the living …