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Are allowances and bonuses included in the minimum salary?

The Home Office will take account of the following when calculating the minimum salary:

  • basic pay (excluding overtime)
  • guaranteed allowances (such as accommodation allowance up to a set level, London weighting), and
  • guaranteed bonuses.

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