The minimum wage that your staff are entitled to depends on their age and whether they are an apprentice.

National Minimum Wage rates for all ages and apprentices will be going up on 1 April 2018, including the largest increases in a decade for the rates that apply to 18-20 and 21-24 year olds.

As the minimum wage increases more employers than ever will be directly affected, including some of those who currently pay above the minimum.

Check out the new rates and see if they impact your business.

You also need to be aware that the accommodation offset rate is changing too. Did you know that unlike any other kind of company benefit (such as food, a car, childcare vouchers), accommodation provided by an employer can be taken into account and counted when calculating the National Minimum Wage?

For further information on National Minimum Wage and how to comply see our employers guide