All employees aged between 23 and state pension age are entitled to the statutory minimum wage. This is the minimum you must receive if you work. Younger employees (15 to 22) are entitled to the minimum youth wage. The minimum wage protects you from being underpaid. The government takes strict action against underpayment and can impose high fines on employers.
Statutory minimum wage as of 1 January 2017
The gross amounts of the statutory minimum wage and the minimum youth wage will be increased on 1 January 2017.
Statutory minimum wage as of 1 July 2016
The statutory minimum wage and the minimum wage for people under 23 will rise on 1 July 2016.
Road haulage clients liable for underpayment
Clients are also to become liable for underpayment in road haulage. An amendment to the Sham Employment Arrangements Act will...