National Minimum Wage Increase

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On 1 April 2019, many workers will see an increase in the National Minimum Wage rates (set by the Low Pay Commission and adopted by the UK Government).

As discussed in one of last Friday’s Blogs (The Living Wage), the National Minimum Wage rate for those aged 25 or over is not the same thing as the real Living Wage championed by the Living Wage Foundation, and adopted by many employers.

Minimum wage rates rise, but bills go up too

Two million UK workers on minimum wages receive a pay rise – but household bills have also increased.

Copyright Seán J Crossan, 1 April 2019

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A legal blog by the author of Introductory Scots Law: Theory & Practice (3rd Edition: 2017; Hodder Gibson) Sean J. Crossan BA (Hons), LLB (Hons), MSc, TQFE I have been teaching law in Higher and Further Education for nearly 25 years. I also worked as an employment law consultant in a Glasgow law firm for over a decade. I am also a trade union representative and continue to make full use of my legal background. I am a graduate and postgraduate of the Universities of Dundee, London and Strathclyde. Please note that this Blog provides a general commentary about issues in Scots Law. It is not intended as a substitute for in-depth legal advice. If you have a specific legal problem, you should always consult a suitably qualified Scottish solicitor who will be able to provide you with the support that you require.

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