Hot off the press. National Minimum Wage 1st October 2015

Looking ahead

Adult rate – biggest real term rise in 7 years!

Adult rate over 21 year old from £6.50 will increase to £6.70 per hour

Development rate 18 – 20 year old from £5.13 will increase to £5.30 per hour

Young workers rate below 18 but above the compulsory school age

from £3.79 will increase to £3.87 per hour

Apprentice rate under 19 or those aged 19 and over but in the first year of their apprenticeship from £2.73 will increase to £3.30 per hour.


Fit For Work Service

Following an independent review the government announced in July 2014 Health and Work Service (now Fit for Work Scheme.  FFW)

There will be a phased introduction which will be completed by May 2015.  The Department of Work and Pensions have produced guidance notes for employees, employers and GP’s about how FFW operates.


The service provides free health and work advice (via a website and telephone) to help with absence prevention.

The trigger point is 4 weeks absence (actual or if a GP considers it likely).

Consent from the employee  is needed at each stage of the process.

For further advice and support please call Wendy at Einon HR