Are you being paid enough? National Minimum Wage increase today

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

If you are affected by any of these changes, and need further support, visit Queen Mary’s own Advice and Counselling Service:


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