national minimum wage


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national minimum wage

a rate of pay laid down by government which must be paid by employers to their workers. The UK scheme is enforced by the Inland Revenue.
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This will make a real difference to hard-working people up and down the country and means for the vast majority of workers the national minimum wage is at its highest level in real terms.
COMPANIES have been "named and shamed" by the government for not paying their workers the national minimum wage.
A BID to increase the national minimum wage by 3% doesn't go far enough, Kirklees councillors said.
A further 36 employers, including clothing giant H&M, failed to pay their workers the National Minimum Wage and have been named by Business Minister Jo Swinson.
LABOUR candidate for Redcar constituency Anna Turley has welcomed Labour's plan to raise the national minimum wage to PS8 an hour by the end of next Parliament.
ROGUE employers who do not pay workers the national minimum wage face penalties of up to PS20,000 - four times the previous figure, the Government has announced.
All MAs get a wage - although the apprentice National Minimum Wage is just pounds 2.
Wales Trades Union Congress wants the national minimum wage (NMW) higher level to be paid when workers turn 18, not from age 22 as it presently is.
Ross Smith, head of policy and research at the North East Chamber of Commerce said: "The national minimum wage is here to stay and therefore it is important that employers take opportunities to ensure they know how it operates and can implement it effectively.
Looking at the other end of the pay spectrum, however, the news has been rather better, as the National Minimum Wage (NMW) rose frompounds 5.
There are no excuses not to pay the National Minimum Wage.
He said: ``The national minimum wage benefits the whole country.

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