Guidance updated on calculating the minimum wage

23 April 2018

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has updated their guidance on calculating the National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage.

This guidance provides practical advice and examples to explain:

  • What counts and does not count as pay and working hours for minimum wage purposes

  • Eligibility for the minimum wage

  • How to calculate the minimum wage

  • How the minimum wage will be enforced

This is general guidance designed to assist workers and employers in calculating minimum wage entitlement. It may be used to help gain and check understanding of the minimum wage rules. However, it does not and cannot provide definitive answers to individual queries. It is not intended to be relied upon in any specific context or a substitute for seeking advice on your specific circumstances, as each case may be different.

Whether you are a worker or employer, if you are unsure about any aspect of minimum wage entitlement you can contact the Acas Helpline on 0300 123 1100.

The CIPP has a one day training course covering the wider implications of the National Minimum Wage regulations to organisations and the risks of non-compliance.  Click here to book, or for more information.