The National Living Wage: Steps For Employers

What employers need to do to prepare for the National Living Wage, which is now law

A new mandatory National Living Wage has been introduced for workers aged 25 and above and is initially set at £7.20 per hour.

This is an increase of 50 pence per hour to the current National Minimum Wage rate of £6.70 per hour.

The National Minimum Wage will still apply to those workers aged 21 to 24 years old.

Employers: steps to take

If they haven’t already, employers should take the following four steps to ensure they comply with the changes:

1. Check who is eligible in your organisation – read more on employment status.

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 the National Minimum Wage – read more on national minimum wage rates.

Read more on the National Living Wage.