National Minimum Wage Changes

Minimum Wage rates are set to rise in October

Rates are as follows:

  Old Rate Rate from

1st October 2015

For Adults (over 21) £6.50 £6.70
Development Rate for age

18 to 20 years

£5.13 £5.30
For age

16 to 17 years

£3.79 £3.87
Apprentice Rate £2.73 £3.30

From the Pensions Regulator


The law on workplace pensions has changed.  Every employer with at least one member of staff must automatically enrol those who are eligible into a workplace pension scheme and contribute towards it.

The pensions regulator will send a series of communications about these new legal duties, so you need to nominate a member of staff to be the contact person by 30th April 2015.

Go to for all the details

If you fail to comply with your duties you could be fined and/or prosecuted