Help for businesses affected by coronavirus

12 March 2020

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has a set up a phone helpline to support businesses and self-employed people concerned about not being able to pay their tax due to the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

A virus-beating Budget

11 March 2020

As was widely expected, Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s first Budget had at its heart the need to respond to the significant, if, as he stressed, temporary impact on people and the economy of the current coronavirus outbreak.

Minimum wage naming and shaming to continue

17 February 2020

Businesses that fail to pay their workers the National Minimum Wage (NMW) or National Living Wage (NLW) will continue to be publicly named by the Government, following a review of the scheme.

Minimum wage non-compliance on the rise

9 January 2020

After falling consistently between 1999 and 2015, failure to pay the minimum wage is increasing, and fines for those underpaying are too low, according to new research by an independent think tank, the Resolution Foundation.

NLW will rise to £8.72 in April 2020

2 January 2020

The Government has, in its response to the Low Pay Commission’s Autumn 2019 recommendations, confirmed the new increased rates of National Living Wage (NLW) and National Minimum Wage (NMW). These new rates will be effective from 1 April 2020.

Minimum wage is working for the workers

28 November 2019

Both main parties are right to propose plans for an even higher wage floor, independent think tank the Resolution Foundation said, as it released analysis showing that minimum wage increases since 2015 delivered a £3 billion pay boost to low-paid workers last year.