National Living Wage/Minimum Wage to rise in April

 

The National Living Wage, which is obligatory, applies to most workers in the United Kingdom aged 25 and over. It came into effect on 1 April 2016 and as of 1 April 2018 increases from £7.50 to £7.83/hour, an increase of 4.4%.

 

The National Minimum Wage, applying to most of those below age 25 increases to £7.38 from £7.05/hour (age 21 – 24); £5.60 to £5.90/hour (age 18 – 20); £4.05 to £4.20/hour (age 16 – 17); and £3.50 to £3.70 for the Apprentice National Minimum Wage.