National Living Wage- Compulsory as of April 1st 2016

In April the UK Government’s new National Living Wage will become law.  Key questions such as “is the national living wage mandatory?” will arise.

If you’re working and aged 25 or over and not in the first year of an apprenticeship, you’ll be legally entitled to at least £7.20 per hour. That’s an extra fifty pence per hour.  

is the national living wage mandatory? If you’re an employer, you’ll need to make sure you’re paying your staff correctly from 1st April 2016, as the National Living Wage will be enforced as strongly as the current National Minimum Wage.


  1.  Know the correct rate of pay £7.20 per hour for  staff aged 25 and over
  2.  Check you know who is eligible in your  organisation.
  3.  Let your staff know about their new pay rate in  writing.
  4.  Update the company payroll in time for 1st April  2016




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