National Living wage to increase

11 Dec 2017

Business Jobs/Apprenticeships

From 1st April 2018, the national living wage will be increased by 4.4%, from the current rate of £7.50 per hour to £7.83 per hour.

The increase comes as part of the Government’s plan to increase the national living wage to £9 per hour by 2020.

Introduced in April 2016 for workers aged 25 and over, the National Living Wage has already directly benefited over a million hard-working people across the UK.

It is higher than the compulsory national minimum wage, which is also rising and continues to apply at varying rates for employees under the age of 25.

The wages will increase as follows:

  • 21-24 – £7.38
  • 18-20 – £5.90
  • 16-17 – £4.20
  • Apprentices – £3.70

For more information about the increases in the living and minimum wage, visit the government website.