There are two recent developments on the minimum wage:
1. The Court of Appeal has ruled in Revenue and Customs Commissioners v Annabel’s (Berkeley Square) Ltd. that tips paid into a ‘tronc’ and then distributed don’t count towards the minimum wage:
2. The rate of the minimum wage will go up to £5.80 per hour in October 2009 (from the current rate of £5.73).
If you are paid less than £5.73 per hour, you are being underpaid, and your employer is committing an offence.