Important Employment Law Update: National Minimum Wage increase & abolition of the Default Retirement Age


The principal rate of the national minimum wage will be raised from £5.80 to £5.93 per hour from 1 October this year and the age from which this rate is payable will fall from 22 to 21! Find out what other increases you need to know about here!

At present, employers can force employees to retire at 65 regardless of their circumstances. However, as people are living longer and remaining in better health, the Government has announced that it will begin phasing out the default retirement age from April 2011. Retirements under the Default Retirement Age will cease on 1 October 2011! Find out more...

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DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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