advicecolumnprovided by. KENNEDY&Business AdvisersVictoria ChambersHead of Payroll,Paying the minimum wageQ lam a sole trader but Ihire a patme assitant who is paidMinimum Wage. They are due to um 25 n the next lwweeks, but as they are pard-time, and Iam a oneman bandAc Yes you wl The Lving Wage, Just ike the Minimum Wage,s alegal requirement but they are quite dferent thThe Natonal Minimum Wage Act was introduced in 1998 andwput n place to avese the Government on the ratesofpayrelating to National Minimum Wage (NMW) The hourty ratevaries dependrg on an employee's age and whether or notThe NMW is paid to warkers over school leaving age. To getthe Natonal Livng Wage (NLW), they must beLvng Wage dfers tom Mnimum Wage as f is set by theLiving Wage Foundaton and t is calalated acoording totheost of ving-s London the Living Wage is sighty highertran in the rest of the UKThe NMW and NLW are now both aigned and oviewed eachApr, the NMW was previcusly Octiber of each yearncreases need to be appled in the frst pay perod that startsonor ater 1 Apri so you no krger have to have weeksmonts f 1 Apri tails in the middle of apay perodFrom.Apri 2018 the rates ofpay wil be:Under 18 £420There are some exemptons your assistant is setor fthey are a tamly member ivng n your home wn you,ney woud not be entted to theWage Smlany, workers who are company directons, volneers or below schodi age are not entted, and there are alsosome stpulatons for certain non-family members that live nte employer's hone such anauparThe Govemment akes cormect wage payment very serouslygnorance is no excuse and you are found atyoucouid facenegutve pubicty which in tum could affect the overal reputaWage or LvingEmployers are required to keep records to prove that theyhave paid the mirimum wage most use payrol ecorcs) for aoficers have the rght to carry outdhedks af any tme and any intngement wi require mmediateoucannd out more information atwww.gocukinatonal-minmum-wage or you can contact your local wins Kennedypayroll representative at one ofourmouth, Southampton, Winchester and Romseyoffices in PorsHead of Payrol, Winchester10-14 Andover Rd, Winchester, S023 T8SPortsmouth: 01329 220 554Southampton: 02380 247 070Romsey. 01794 515 441

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advice column provided by . KENNEDY &Business Advisers Victoria Chambers Head of Payroll, Paying the minimum wage Q lam a sole trader but Ihire a patme assitant who is paid Minimum Wage. They are due to um 25 n the next lw weeks, but as they are pard-time, and Iam a oneman band Ac Yes you wl The Lving Wage, Just ike the Minimum Wage, s alegal requirement but they are quite dferent th The Natonal Minimum Wage Act was introduced in 1998 and wput n place to avese the Government on the ratesofpay relating to National Minimum Wage (NMW) The hourty rate varies dependrg on an employee's age and whether or not The NMW is paid to warkers over school leaving age. To get the Natonal Livng Wage (NLW), they must be Lvng Wage dfers tom Mnimum Wage as f is set by the Living Wage Foundaton and t is calalated acoording tothe ost of ving-s London the Living Wage is sighty higher tran in the rest of the UK The NMW and NLW are now both aigned and oviewed each Apr, the NMW was previcusly Octiber of each year ncreases need to be appled in the frst pay perod that starts onor ater 1 Apri so you no krger have to have weeksmonts f 1 Apri tails in the middle of apay perod From.Apri 2018 the rates ofpay wil be: Under 18 £420 There are some exemptons your assistant is set or fthey are a tamly member ivng n your home wn you, ney woud not be entted to the Wage Smlany, workers who are company directons, voln eers or below schodi age are not entted, and there are also some stpulatons for certain non-family members that live n te employer's hone such anaupar The Govemment akes cormect wage payment very serously gnorance is no excuse and you are found atyoucouid face negutve pubicty which in tum could affect the overal reputa Wage or Lving Employers are required to keep records to prove that they have paid the mirimum wage most use payrol ecorcs) for a oficers have the rght to carry out dhedks af any tme and any intngement wi require mmediate oucannd out more information atwww.gocukinatonal-min mum-wage or you can contact your local wins Kennedy payroll representative at one ofour mouth, Southampton, Winchester and Romsey offices in Pors Head of Payrol, Winchester 10-14 Andover Rd, Winchester, S023 T8S Portsmouth: 01329 220 554 Southampton: 02380 247 070 Romsey. 01794 515 441

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