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HMRC internal manual

National Minimum Wage Manual

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Pay reference periods & elements of pay: staff suggestion schemes

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(e)
* before 6 April 2015; National Minimum Wage Regulations 1999 regulation 8(e) 

A payment of an award from a staff suggestion scheme is not a payment for national minimum wage purposes and so does not count towards a worker’s total remuneration (NMWM09050) and is not taken into account when calculating national minimum wage pay.