When does the minimum wage increase in the UK?
The national minimum wage will increase on 1 October 2014. The national minimum wage rate per hour depends on your age and whether you’re an apprentice. The rates from 1 October 2014 are outlined below: £6.50 – 21 and over. £5.13 – 18 to 20. £3.79 – under 18 but above school leaving age.
When was the last time minimum wage was increased?
The national minimum wage was last increased in October 2013 but the rise wasn’t consistent for everyone. This is what it currently looks like: • adult rate ↑12p to £6.31 an hour • rate for 18-20 year olds ↑5p to £5.03 an hour • rate for 16-17 year olds ↑4p to £3.72 an hour • apprentice rate ↑3p to £2.68 an hour
How many people are paid less than the minimum wage?
Figures from February 2013 show that 0.9% of people working full-time and 1.7% of those working part-time are paid less than the minimum wage. Australia’s minimum wage appears extremely generous at £10.29, and Portugal’s seems extremely frugal at just £2.24 per hour.
The minimum wage rates increased on 1 April. This short report looks at the 2022 increases and the path ahead for the next year. New rates of the National Living Wage (NLW) and National Minimum Wage (NMW) come into force on 1 April 2022. These follow recommendations made in the autumn by the Low Pay Commission (LPC).
Does Sativex work for everyone?
Sativex doesn’t work for everyone but when it does it can greatly improve quality of life for people with MS and their carers. The MS Society’s report highlights the problems people continue to face and we support their recommendations to ensure that everyone eligible can access this treatment.
When do the National Living Wage and national minimum wage rates apply?
This page contains the Low Pay Commission’s recommendations on the National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage rates which will apply from 1 April 2022. These recommendations have been accepted in full by the Government.
Is Sativex covered by the pay for responder scheme?
The cost of Sativex for the 4-week trial is covered by the manufacturer’s “Pay for Responder” scheme. Despite this recommendation, many people with MS spasticity face significant barriers to accessing Sativex.