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17 September 2014

From 1 October the National Minimum Wage rates are set to increase.  If you haven’t already prepared for this we would urge you to take steps to make sure you are ready.

Check your Payroll

Employers should check what rates they should be paying to each worker as different rates exist for different types of workers.  There are a number of factors to consider, such as the employee’s age, the provision of accommodation, travel time and uniform hire which can all affect how much a worker is owed and should be taken into account.

The Government has confirmed it will ‘name and shame’ employers that miss the deadline and continue to pay below the new National Minimum Wage.

As a reminder, please see below for the rates:


1 October 2014

1 October 2013

Aged 21 or over



Aged 18 - 20



Aged 16 - 17
(Above school leaving age but under 18)



Apprentice rate aged 19 or in their first year



For further information, visit www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage  or feel free to contact our Payroll team for assistance on 01242 680000.

Cheryl Baker - Payroll Solutions Associate Director
Cheryl Baker
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