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National Minimum Wage Rate Reminder - June 20th 2022

All workers are legally entitled to be paid the National Minimum Wage (NMW). This includes temporary seasonal staff, who often work short-term contracts in bars, hotels, shops and warehouses over the summer.

The National Minimum Wage hourly rates from 1 April 2022 are:

  • £9.50 - age 23 or over (National Living Wage)
  • £9.18 - age 21 to 22
  • £6.83 - age 18 to 20
  • £4.81 - age under 18
  • £4.81 - apprentice

Employers can contact the Acas helpline for free help and advice.

Please contact us if you need help with your payroll.

See government website for further details.

Travelling time and the National Minimum Wage

HMRC have recently updated their guidance to employers on travelling time with reference to National Minimum Wage calculations. Travelling for the purpose of working (i.e. in connection with the employment) which does not fall under a daily average agreement is counted as working time.

This includes the time a worker spends travelling between “assignments” which need to be carried out at different places, to which the worker is obliged to travel. An example here would be a care worker visiting several clients in their own homes.

Travelling between a worker’s place of residence (including temporary residence) and the place of their work is not considered as travelling for the purposes of work. Any time spent on such “home to work” travelling is not considered as working time.

For more details see the government website.