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HMRC internal manual

National Minimum Wage Manual

Pay reference periods & elements of pay - awards by a court or tribunal

Relevant legislation

The legislation that applies to this page is as follows:

* National Minimum Wage Regulations 2015, regulation 10(c)

Any payment of an award made by a court or tribunal or to settle proceedings which might be brought before a court, does not count towards a worker’s total remuneration (NMWM09050) for national minimum wage purposes, except where the amount is due under the worker’s contract.

For example: an amount paid in respect of a discrimination claim would not be regarded as a payment for national minimum wage purposes, but an amount of pay owed under an employment contract would count.

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See also payments linked to leaving (NMWM09200) and payments made after the end of the employment (NMWM09030).