National minimum wage not fit for purpose, says its founding father


The National Minimum Wage is increasing as of the 1st October 2014.

This will effect management committees who employ reception staff, cleaners, caretakers etc.

The new hourly rates will be:

Age 21 and over will be £6.50
18 to 20 will be £5.13
16 to 17 will be £3.79
Apprentices will be £2.73

Please visit for more information.

Vital Venues members can download our guide to employing staff from the resources section of the website.

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