Minimum Wage

The Minimum Wage archive.

Employing & managing staff

Employment law changes in 2023

Changes to holiday entitlement for zero-hours workers, higher Minimum Wage pay and a bonfire of EU regulation are all on the cards this year


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.

Business management

Small businesses and the National Minimum Wage problem

Last week, the largest list of employers to be named and shamed for failing to pay their workers the National Minimum Wage was published. But do we forget about its impact on small businesses?


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.

Business Technology

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Business Technology

How to grow a global creative agency in record time

Find out how creative agency, Myth Studio, used technology to grow their business and quadruple their staff count in 18 months

Partner content

Attracting and keeping top talent through Total Reward

Employment benefits specialist, Drewberry, explain why you should base your benefits around a Total Reward Strategy

Partner content

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