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National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage Increase

Apr 05, 2017

The National Minimum Wage is the minimum pay per hour most workers are entitled to by law and depends on a worker's age and if they are an apprentice. The National Living Wage was introduced on 1 April, 2016 for all working people aged 25 and over and is currently set at £7.20 per hour. In April 2017 it will go up to £7.50. The current National Minimum Wage for those under the age of 25 still applies.

From 1 April, 2017 the rates are:

£7.50 per hour - 25 yrs old and over;
£7.05 per hour - 21-24 yrs old;
£5.60 per hour - 18-20 yrs old;
£4.05 per hour - 16-17 yrs old;
£3.50 for apprentices under 19 or 19 or over who are in the first year of apprenticeship.

Photo: The National Living Wage rises to £7.50 per hour in April.

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