If you are an employer you may be affected by the introduction of the National Living Wage. This is a legal requirement effective from 1 April 2016.
All employers are currently legally bound to pay the National Minimum Wage. In addition to this, if you have employees aged 25 or over (and not in the first year of an apprenticeship), the National Living Wage you must pay is £7.20 per hour.
The National Minimum Wage still applies for employees aged 24 and under, or employees aged 25 or over in the first year of an apprenticeship.
It is the intention of the Government that the National Living Wage will increase each year to be £9 per hour by 2020.
Details of the National Living Wage are here.