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Supermarket Reaction to Rise in Living Wage

Supermarket Reaction to Rise in Living Wage

As we have previously reported, the national living wage is going up from April 2016. Currently the rate is £6.70 per hour which will increase to £7.20 per hour next month for workers over the age of 25.

A major UK supermarket is increasing staff salaries by 3.1%, but to balance this out they are also reducing the rate paid for overtime. Previously the overtime rate was twice a workers normal hourly rate but this will now decrease to one and a half times or even less in some cases.

Unfortunately, it will be the most established staff that stand to be worse off however research suggests that 40% of all retail workers will loose out further to the changes being implemented.

If you are experiencing problems in the workplace and would like to speak to one of our qualified team please contact Ashley Hunt or Carrie-Ann Randall on 01858 445480 / Vaishali Thakerar or Alex Reid on 0116 212 1000

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Coronavirus: It is ‘Business As Usual’ at Lawson-West

We’ve made plans to continue to deliver the best service during the pandemic and we’re committed to helping clients over the coming weeks and months.

From time to time, we will be posting updates about our business operational response to the implications of the virus on our website and on our social media pages on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

For now, you can be assured that we are ‘Open for Business’ and here to help you with your legal needs. You can email your regular contact at Lawson-West and we will respond, alternatively, email or continue to browse our website at for more information about our services and how to contact us.

We are driven by our commitment to help others.
We are here. For you.

Lawson-West Directors

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