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National Minimum Wage Increase

National Minimum Wage Increase

Published On 02/04/2017

From 1 April 2017 the national minimum wage increased as did the National Living Wage.

If you are a worker aged 25 and over, and not in your first year of an apprenticeship, you are legally entitled to at least the National Living Wage. Until 31 March 2017, this was £7.20 per hour. From 1 April 2017, it went up to £7.50 per hour.

If you are a worker aged under 25, or an apprentice, you are legally entitled to at least the National Minimum Wage. From 1 April 2017, this went up.

Date 25 & over 21 to 24 18 to 20 Under 18 Apprentice
1 October 2016 £7.20 £6.95 £5.55 £4.00 £3.40
1 April 2017 (current rate) £7.50 £7.05 £5.60 £4.05 £3.50