The minimum wage rates increased on the 1st of April 2022. If you’re over 23, you should now be paid at least £9.50 an hour.


Minimum Wage Updates April 2022


The changes above have been well published and talked about, meaning all employers have had enough time to make the necessary changes.

Besides pay, there are other things that workers in the UK are entitled to, and which by law, employees should have. 


Holiday pay


Paid annual leave is a legal right for employees. But the number of holidays you are entitled to is based upon the hours you work. 

Most workers are entitled to 5.6 weeks of paid annual leave. But the Government provides a holiday calculator which can be used to find out how much paid holiday you can take. With workers being entitled to a week’s pay for each week of statuary leave that they take. 

This is calculated by looking at the hours they work and the working pattern 

For example:

  • If a worker has fixed ours and received fixed pay, whether this is part or full-time, a week’s pay for a holiday is equal to the worker’s pay for a week. 
  • If a worker works shifts and has fixed hours, whether this is part or full-time, holiday pay is calculated by looking at the average number of weekly fixed hours a worker has worked over the previous year, at their average hourly rate. 
  • If a worker has no fixed hours (casual work, zero-hour), holiday pay is calculated by looking at the average weekly pay from the previous year but only looking at weeks which were paid 




Payslips can be used as proof of your earnings, tax paid, and pension contributions. Whether these are provided in paper form, or digitally, and must be provided before the day you are paid. 

Your employer must provide you with a payslip if you are an employee or a worker, however in some circumstances, where employers do not have to

Included in your payslip should be: 

  • Your earnings before any deductions
  • Your earnings after deductions
  • The amount of each deduction you pay e,g, National Insurance 
  • The number of hours you worked 


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