National Living Wage

The government will be enforcing the Living Wage for all workers aged 25 and over, from April 2016, with the first rate hike being £7.20 per hour.

The pay increase aims to help over a million lower earning workers across the UK. By 2020, the National Living Wage is set to be £9 per hour.

But the Government has retained the National Minimum Wage structure for workers aged under 25, so for these people, the pay rate can remain at £6.70.

However…

As an organisation, we have decided to increase the rate of pay for all workers up to the National Living Wage rate of £7.20, irrespective of age.  As we believe that all our staff do the same level of work to maintain our residential care homes, regardless of their age.