Changes to The Minimum Wage And National Living Wage

We would like to bring to your attention the changes to the minimum wage and national living wage rates effective as of 01st April 2018.

The government National Living Wage (NLW) is the minimum pay per hour most workers aged 25 and over which is entitled to by law.

This is £7.83 an hour which applies as of 01st April 2018.

The National Minimum Wage (NMW) is the minimum pay per hour for workers under the age of 25 and over are entitled to law.

The National Minimum Wage rate per hour depends on age and type of employee who must be at least school leaving age to get it.

Year 25 and over 21 to 24 18-20 Under 18 Apprentice*
01-Apr-2018 £7.83 £7.38 £5.90 £4.20 £3.70
01-Apr-2017 £7.50 £7.05 £5.60 £4.05 £3.50
01-Oct-2016 £7.20 £6.95 £5.55 £4.00 £3.40


*This rate is for apprentices 16 to 18 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year. All other apprentices are entitled to the National Minimum Wage for their age.

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