According to a study by the Resolution Foundation, more than a quarter of workers aged 15 and over are not being paid the National Minimum Wage (NMW). The NMW is the least a worker can be paid per hour by law.
Employers who fail to pay the NMW can face fines of 200% of the wage arrears and potentially also criminal prosecution.
From April 2020 the NMW will increase to £8.72 for workers aged 25 and over (up from £8.21).
Increases for younger workers from April 2020 will be:
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