Increase in the National Living Wage

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General business Posted on January 29, 2018

Employers need to ensure they are paying their employees the appropriate National Living Wage (NLW) and National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate. The National Living Wage will increase from £7.50 to £7.83 per hour from 1 April 2018.

The National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage (NMW) hourly rate depends on your age and whether or not you are an apprentice.

  • If you are between school leaving age - 24 years old you are subject to the NMW.
  • If you are 25 or over you are to receive at least the NLW.

Please see below the current rates and the rates from April 2018;

Year

25 and over

21-24

18-20

Under 18

Apprentice*

2017

£7.50

£7.05

£5.60

£4.05

£3.50

April 2018

£7.83

£7.38

£5.90

£4.20

£3.70

*The apprentice rate is for apprentices under 19 or 19 and over and in the first year of their apprenticeship.

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