National Minimum Wage 2020-2021

The National Minimum Wage and The National Living Wage increase every year in April.

As of 1st April 2020 the below hourly rates came into affect as follows:

Aged 25 and above (national living wage rate)               £8.72

Aged 21 to 24 inclusive                                                   £8.20

Aged 18 to 20 inclusive                                                   £6.45

Aged under 18 (but above compulsory school leaver)    £4.55

Apprentices aged under 19                                             £4.15

Apprentices aged under 19 and over (but in first year)   £4.15

It is important to make sure you are paying your staff the correct minimum hourly rate for their age.

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“When I set up my business almost 20 year ago, I tried various book keeping and accountancy services. It was not until I began using the services of Stranton Business Centre that I felt satisfied with the service I was receiving. They are a friendly company whose staff is always prepared to help me with my administrative problems. They are patient and attentive and will strive to answer any questions that I might have. They provide valuable assistance and advice for my monthly and yearly accounts and I also use their services for general office requirements such as photocopying and also for publicity materials. I am completely satisfied with the services I receive from the Stranton Business centre and have no reservations about recommending this company to my friends and colleagues.” – Carol Hammond.

Important News


Coronavirus Please remember :

  • You can spread the virus even if you don’t have symptoms. 
  • Stay at home 
  • Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (but only if you cannot work from home) 
  • If you go out, stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people at all times 
  • Wash your hands as soon as you get home
  • Do not meet others, even friends or family.


COVID-19: What you need to know

We wanted to take this opportunity to reassure you that whilst our office is still open for business we continuously following the advice of the Government and Public Health England and putting the safety and wellbeing of our employees, you and your loved ones first.

In order for us to maintain the level of service you are used to we have had to look at continuity of our business, therefore today, we have made the decision to ask you, our clients to prevent any visits to Stranton Business Centre (unless this is absolutely necessary) in order to help us protect you and our staff. We hope that staying open as long as it is possible we will offer peace of mind to everyone. We recommend that you contact us via telephone or email rather than popping into see us. If it is necessary for you to provide us with information and or paperwork and you do not have the means to provide it electronically we will not be offended if you were to drop it in the porch or post through the letterbox. 

We can assure you that we are trying our outmost to keep business as usual but we may in time have to limit staff. In the event that we have to close we are putting measures in place to ensure you deadlines are met and payroll is unaffected. For more outlined and update advice please see link below:





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