How Sage 50 Payroll can help

Sage 50 Payroll 2008 and above contain a minimum wage check which identifies employees whose wage falls below the NMW.  Using the online legislation updates option, you can automatically update the legislation settings within the software.  Alternatively, to enter the new NWM rates manually:


1. Company > Legislation > Minimum Wage.

2. Click Add Date > enter 01/10/2010 > ok.

3. Complete the table as follows:

Bandwidth     Age From     Age To     Hourly Rate

1                  16              17            3.64

2                  18              20            4.92

Older            21              Older        5.93

Tip: Changing the middle bandwidthe from 3 to 2 automatically amends the age.

4. Click OK.

For information about using the minimum wage check and online legislation updates options, please refer to the following Ask Sage articles:

18398 - How to set up and use the minimum wage check

18408 - How Sage 50 Payroll calculates the minimum wage

15664 - Online legislation updates

Sage 50 Payroll 2007, v12 and v11 customers must manually check that their employees are paid at least the relevant minimum wage.  To do this, open Payroll > Enter Payments and check the hours and rates for each employee.