National Living Wage

Government urged staff to check their pay before new wage rates

Low-paid staff urged to check pay ahead of wage changes

By Matt Atherton

Britain’s lowest paid workers are the target of a new government advertising campaign, designed to make them aware of their rights, ahead of the rise in National Minimum and National Living Wage rates next month.

Chancellor Philip Hammond has increased the National Living Wage

Autumn statement

National Living Wage rise is ‘another headache’

By Michael Stones

The rise in the National Living Wage for over 25s, from £7.20 per hour to £7.50 per hour, could cause “another headache for food and drink manufacturers,” warns law firm Gordons.

National Minimum Wage increased on October 1

National Minimum Wage to impact food firms: FDF

By Matt Atherton

Food and drink manufacturers are preparing to manage the impact of the National Minimum Wage boost, which came into force on Saturday (October 1), said the Food and Drink Federation (FDF).

The short, three-minute survey will assess the food industry’s health

Food Manufacture survey tests sector’s hopes and fears

By Rick Pendrous

The UK electorate will decide next month whether or not the country remains part of the EU. And while the food and drink manufacturing sector appears to have come out firmly in favour of staying in, which way the vote goes will be a political rather than...

2 Sisters denied suggestions it was facing strike action

2 Sisters slams Living Wage strike action threat

By Noli Dinkovski

2 Sisters has slammed suggestions it is facing strike action at two of its Yorkshire operations, after a union accused the food giant of trying to offset the extra cost of the National Living Wage by cutting a number of other working benefits.

Samworth Brothers has found itself embroiled in a row about the National Living Wage

Samworth Brothers in National Living Wage row

By Michael Stones

Samworth Brothers remains at the centre of a row about alleged cuts to pay and conditions, made in a bid to offset the impact of the National Living Wage, after Channel Four News claimed it had seen company documents confirming the cuts.

The National Living Wage will boost the pay of an estimated 1.3M workers

National Living Wage: Today’s the day

By Michael Stones

Food and drink manufacturers, alongside other businesses nationwide, are steeling themselves for the introduction of the National Living Wage (NLW) from today.

The Saucy Fish Co owner Icelandic Seachill has denied 'sleight of hand' over the National Living Wage

National Living Wage row over ‘sleight of hand’

By Michael Stones

Chilled fish supplier Icelandic Seachill has rejected accusations, made by Unite the union, it was guilty of “sleight of hand” over its handling of the National Living Wage.

The British retail sector could shed 900,000 jobs by 2025

British retail sector may lose 900k jobs by 2025

By Michael Stones

Up to 900,000 jobs could be lost from the British retail sector by 2025, partly due to rising costs linked to the National Living Wage and the new apprenticeship levy, warns the British Retail Consortium (BRC).

The National Living Wage could cause havoc across the UK's food and drink industry

Food and drink ‘havoc’ after minimum wage rise

By Nicholas Robinson

Implementing the National Living Wage could wreak havoc across the UK’s food and drink industry, the credit rating agency Moody’s warned before several major UK manufacturers raised their concerns.


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