The Low Pay Commission (LPC) have now opened their consultation on the levels of National Minimum-Living Wage for this year. This year’s consultation contains extra questions to help the LPC with two extra strands of work, as they have been asked to look at a recommendation made in The Taylor Review. The LPC will be…

Date posted: March 29, 2018

Last week (13th March) the Government announced that it would be keeping the childcare vouchers scheme open to new entrants for up to another 6 months. Labour forced a vote through on the issue as well as other childcare-related issues and as a result the Education Secretary, Damian Hinds, has agreed to extend the scheme….

Date posted: March 22, 2018

Are you acting for any clients that work through an agency? This case could be an important factor in how they are paid. Trade union Unite has won a potentially groundbreaking legal victory at the employment appeal tribunal (EAT), says the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP). The case was for the unlawful deduction of…

Date posted: March 15, 2018

I have recently come across a client that has been making deductions from their employees through payroll which has had a negative effect on some employees National Minimum Wage. The deductions in question were not simply the employer taking money from the employees for not reaching targets or fines for turning up to work a…

Date posted: March 8, 2018

The rise in minimum wage employees over the last few years is set to continue, rising from the 4% of employees in 2015 to an estimated 12% by 2020. Good news for business? Not necessarily according to the Institute for Fiscal Studies, who have warned that the payroll bill for minimum wage employees is set…

Date posted: March 1, 2018