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Bradford firms are alerted to minimum wage rise
3:00pm Saturday 28th September 2013 in News
Employers in Bradford are being urged to prepare for a rise in the National Minimum Wage Workplace experts Acas are alerting employers to the new minimum wage rates that will come into force on Tuesday, October 1.
Last year there were 500 employment tribunal claims concerning the national minimum wage and HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) also identified 736 employers who had failed to pay the wage.
The new rates for workers will be: £6.31 for people aged 21 years and over; £5.03 for people aged 18 to 20 years old; £3.72 for people aged 16 to 17 years old; £2.68 for apprentices under 19; and £2.68 for apprentices 19 or over who are in the first year of apprenticeship.
Acas have also launched a tool at acas.org.uk/nmw to help employers and employees work out the right minimum wage payments.