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National Living Wage: What you need to know

The National Living Wage came into effect on 1st April, giving a compulsory pay increase to UK employees aged 25 and over. The rate is £7.20 per hour (7.5% more than the current minimum wage) and is set to rise each year until reaching at least £9.00 per hour by 2020....

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Ending of SERPS/State second pension

State second pension Prior to 6 April 2016, some employees - but not the self-employed paying Class 2 national insurance contributions (NICs) - earned an entitlement to an additional earnings-related amount of state pension (the state second pension - S2P). Prior to 6...

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