National Minimum Wage Regulations 2015
28 January 2015
The draft National Minimum Wage Regulations 2015 have been published and consolidate the 1999 Regulations and subsequent amending regulations from 6 April 2015.
The 1999 Regulations set out detailed rules for determining whether a worker is paid the national minimum wage. Those regulations have been amended over 20 times since their introduction. The draft National Minimum Wage Regulations 2015 consolidate the 1999 Regulations and the subsequent amending regulations into a single instrument.
The aim is making the rules clearer and more workable for employers and employees. There are changes made to reflect current drafting practices, including making provisions gender-neutral, to ensure that the rules are set out as clearly as possible. There are also changes made to the structure of the rules, including the use of shorter and more focused provisions, to make it easier for the reader to navigate. This instrument does not introduce substantive changes to the rules.
If readers are interested, the explanatory memorandum lists the 27 sets of regulations that are consolidated.