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National Minimum Wage Whistleblowing Complaints Double

The number of national minimum wage whistleblowing complaints, in which whistleblowers reported companies to the HMRC for underpayment of the national minimum wage and national living wage, has more than doubled in 2017, compared with the year before. National Minimum Wage Whistleblowing Complaints Rise The HMRC received more than 5000 reports from whistleblowers regarding underpayment […]

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Upcoming Employment Law Changes 2018/2019

There are a number of important upcoming employment law changes taking place in 2018/2019. Upcoming Employment Law Changes 2018 Upcoming employment law changes taking place in 2018, include the following:- 1st January 2018 – Schedule 7 of the Immigration Act 2016: Quarterly immigration checks begin by banks and other financial institutions on account holders, by checking […]

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National Minimum Wage Increases From The 1st April 2018

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, recently announced in the 2017 Budget that the National Living Wage will increase from £7.50 per hour to £7.83 per hour from the 1st April 2018. Following on from that, the Government has now confirmed that it will accept the recommendations made by the Low Pay Commission with respect […]

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Budget 2017: National Living Wage Increase Announced

The Chancellor, Philip Hammond, included a National Living Wage increase amongst a raft of announcements in the 2017 Budget. National Living Wage Increase The National Living Wage will increase from £7.50 per hour to £7.83 per hour from April 2018. In percentage terms, the National Living Wage increase was one of 4.4%, well above the current rate […]

National Minimum Wage Increases From The 1st April 2017

Historically, changes to the National Minimum Wage have been applied in October of each year. However, from April 2017 this will change to April of each year to bring it in line with changes to the National Living Wage. Hence, from 2017 onwards, the rate changes will be applied to both simultaneously every April. From […]