A Guide to the National Minimum Wage
- Price: £3.60
- Published: March 2017
- Type: Business Information Factsheet
- Format: PDF
All employers in the UK are required by law to pay most workers at least the National Minimum Wage (NMW). The legislation that governs the NMW is the National Minimum Wage Act 1998 (as amended). From 1 April 2016, the Government has introduced a National Living Wage that must be paid to all workers aged 25 and over.
This factsheet provides details of the current NMW rates and identifies which workers are entitled to receive the NMW and those who are exempt. It explains how a worker's pay should be assessed to determine whether it complies with the NMW. It also highlights the importance of keeping pay records and outlines the criminal penalties for failure to pay the NMW.