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National Living Wage

National Living Wage
Mark Everard
Written by Mark Everard
Friday, 09 October 2015 08:36

As of 1st October 2015, the powers that be decided that everyone in the UK deserved a little pay rise in the annual re-draft of the National Minimum Wage – hurrah! However, a little extra payment will also come by April 2016 with the implementation of a new National Living Wage in the UK to the tune of £7.20 – double hurrah! These extra coppers in the kitty apply just to those of you that are aged 25 and over, but those under 24 years old will still enjoy the increase to their National Minimum Wage. Considering everyone is only getting older however, that little bit extra is definitely something to look forward to in the future. Who knows, by the time some of us are due to hit the quarter century mark, to quote a well-known Mr Delboy Trotter; “This time next year, we’ll be millionaires!”

Now, let’s keep a good thing going and look at the benefits of this increase. The amendments to the National Living Wage from April 2016 have made it a mandatory amount where in the past it was an informal benchmark number. But hold on – there’s more! We as a country love to support the underdog, and the government argues that those in full time employment in a lower earnings bracket should be better off with an expected increase in yearly earnings of around £2000; not something to be scoffed at!

So let’s boil all of this down into something easy to digest. The overall aim of this move is that there will come a point where we can declare we are a higher wage, lower tax and lower welfare society where the majority are better off. Essentially, workers are paid more, and will retain more of those earnings – simple and effective! And with a proposed rise to £9 by 2020, we can all join in a brief chorus of D:Ream’s Things can Only Get Better for the years to come.

Mark Everard

Originally from Essex, Mark moved to Grimsby at the age of nine. His time in school resulted in achieving excellent GCSE results and an International Baccalaureate Diploma from college whilst he also worked at Cleethorpes seafront during the summer. Mark’s academic successes eventually led him to move and study Psychology at the University of Leicester. He completed his degree and also gained a submission to the Journal of Vision during his final year under a co-author listing, and he kept himself busy in his free time working in the university catered kitchens.

Mark joined Dataplan Payroll Limited after a brief time working in Argos where he quickly became a highly trusted and independent staff member, with a mind to maintain and grow his skills in data processing, customer service and all things payroll from time spent in retail environments.

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