Minimum Wage

The Minimum Wage archive.


The IFS calls for minimum wage cut to help businesses

The think tank says that cutting minimum wage will help businesses retain staff and stop widespread unemployment amid the coronavirus crisis

Employing & managing staff

Government backs down over minimum wage battle

Business ministry allows business to offer salary sacrifice schemes, technically pushing pay below minimum wage.

Employing & managing staff

Tory minimum wage pledge ‘not realistic’ for businesses, says IoD

Chancellor Sajid Javid’s pledge to increase minimum wage to £10.50 an hour seen as unrealistic for small businesses already suffering because of rising costs


Businesses increasing prices, avoiding investment to cope with rising pay

Latest Federation of Small Businesses survey shows how ever-increasing minimum wage demands are hurting investment and productivity

Employing & managing staff

Protecting employees from overworking and minimum wage underpayment

Here, Christian Brøndum illustrates the importance of putting the right systems in place to make sure you are managing staff rotas and wages effectively.

Business management

Minimum wage protection should be extended to the self-employed

Resolution Foundation proposal would protect the self-employed who do not set their own prices from extreme low pay.


Why businesses are not paying staff the national minimum wage

Government launches £1.7 million awareness campaign to ensure workers know how much they are legally entitled to.


National Living Wage arrives for small companies 

The National Living Wage has come into force, and the Federation of Small Businesses is calling on small businesses to make sure they act on this new legal requirement to avoid heavy penalties.

Legal advice

Employing apprentices

I am about to employ two apprentices and was wondering if the minimum wage still applies and if there are any special laws or regulations I must follow?


Confusion at minimum wage increase

Small businesses remain confused about the minimum wage increase on 1 October.


Minimum wage rise announced

Trade and Industry Secretary Patricia Hewitt has revealed that the UK's minimum wage will rise to over £5 an hour later this year.

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4 small business functions that must be automated for greater profits

Can technology help you create more efficient business models? In this article, we explore how you can use technology to boost your business

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It’s time the UK’s small businesses got the seamless communications and collaboration tools they need

Why seamless collaboration is crucial for UK small businesses and what tools can help

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Flexible work is making cybersecurity tougher for UK SMBs. It’s time they got the tools, and the platform, to defend themselves

The cybersecurity landscape for small businesses and the tips and tools that can help

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How to enhance your customer and employee experiences using Uber Vouchers

This article explains how Uber Vouchers can enhance both your customer and employee experience