20 February 2017

New National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage rates from 1 April 2017

Draft regulations have been laid before parliament to bring the increases in the rate of the National Minimum Wage and the National Living Wage into force on 1 April 2017.   This aligns the date for all minimum wage increases going forward.
The rate increases are as follows:

  • Workers aged 25 and over (National Living Wage): from £7.20 to £7.50 per hour
  • Workers aged 21-24: from £6.95 to £7.05 per hour
  • Workers aged 18-20: from £5.55 to £5.60 per hour
  • Apprentices (aged under 19 or in the first year of their apprenticeship): from £3.40 to £3.50 per hour

 Employers who provide workers with living accommodation may deduct a maximum of £6.40 per day from the NMW/NLW.

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