The new National Living Wage came into force on 1st April 2016, introducing a mandatory minimum rate of pay for workers aged 25 and over, of £7.20 per hour.
Employers, including recruiters, should be aware that this rate is compulsory. There has been some uncertainty caused by the fact that the new rate is referred to as the National Living Wage which should not be confused with the Living Wage. The Living Wage is a voluntary rate of pay which is promoted by the Living Wage Foundation to reflect what has been assessed as the rate a worker needs to be paid to cover the basic cost of living.
To help make sure you are ready and have all the information, the REC has prepared a handy guide for recruiters.