When you start working, it is important for you to know what rate of pay you are entitled to. By law, employers are obliged to pay employees a National Minimum Wage, which adjusts every year match other economic changes. As it stands, the National Minimum Wage for those aged 18-20 is £5.30, and for those aged 21 and over, £6.70. However, from April 1st 2016, the government are introducing a National Living Wage for those aged 25 and over. This will be £7.20 per hour.
To learn more about your entitlement, visit gov.uk: https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates
If you are affected by any of these changes, and need further support, visit Queen Mary’s own Advice and Counselling Service: https://www.welfare.qmul.ac.uk/