Annual National Minimum Wage Increase

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The draft The National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Regulations 2017 have been published. The increase is proposed to come into effect on 1 April 2017.

The Regulations raise the national living wage (for those aged over 25) from £7.20 per hour to £7.50 per hour. There are other associated proposed increases for the other age bands as follows:-

National minimum wage for workers who are aged 21 or over (but not yet aged 25) from £6.95 to £7.05 per hour
The Rate for workers who are aged 18 or over (but not yet aged 21) from £5.55 to £5.60 per hour
The rate for workers who are under the age of 18 from £4.00 to £4.05 per hour
The apprenticeship rate increases from £3.40 to £3.50 per hour

Written by
Edward Aston
7th February 2017