So the government has decided to keep the National Minimum Wage (NMW) at this, juncture,and has increased the minimum rates all businesses in the UK have to pay their staff ... the increase this year is a miserly 1%, which, as inflation currently stands at 2.8% means a real-terms cut. NMW remains and looks to remain, substantially below the Living Wage.
For pubs, even this modest rise may prove too much, so to help publicans understand and plan for the rises on October 1st 2013, I've added a simply wizard 'app' to the How To Run A Pub website.
Easy to use, free to download it allows pub owners and managers, to input the various NMW rates and staff hours so they can see the extra headline changes to their respective payrolls.
... always happy to help.