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National Minimum Wage Manual

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Pay reference periods & elements of pay - benefits in kind - (excluding accommodation)

Relevant legislation

The legislation that applies to this page is as follows:

For pay reference periods commencing

* on or after 6 April 2015; National Minimum Wage Regulations 2015, regulation 10
* before 6 April 2015; National Minimum Wage Regulations 1999 regulation 9

Benefits in kind do not count for national minimum wage purposes (NMWM09060). This applies even where a monetary value can be placed on the benefit, or when the benefit consists of vouchers, stamps or similar documents (NMWM09350).

The only exception to this is where the employer is regarded as providing living accommodation (NMWM10040) when special rules apply.