Money talks…

The government is taking a tough stance on NMW payments. Make sure you understand the new rules…

At Salon Smart 2017 we’ll be discussing the impact of the National Minimum and Living Wages on hairdressing, and the difficulties salon owners are facing in terms of keeping up with the ever-changing pay landscape. With wage increases coming into effect on April 1, and different rates to be paid for apprentices aged under 18, 18 to 20, 21 to 24 and now 25 and above, there’s no doubt it’s confusing.

“It’s a perfect storm for salon owners because they typically take on people aged 16 or 17 and often as an apprentice.” explains NHF CEO Hilary Hall. “It means salon owners have to know when their workers have birthdays, especially the birthdays that trigger a change in payment rates, including apprentices aged 19 or over who have completed the first year of their apprenticeship.”

If you want to make sure you’re up to date with paying your staff correctly, make sure you attend “What the National Minimum Wage means to you” on Monday, March 20 at Salon Smart. Find out more about this invaluable session – with panel members including a salon owner, a legal expert and a tax specialist – here.

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