On April 1st 2017, the minimum wage is set to increase as follows: The National Living Wage (the minimum wage paid to over-25's) will go up to £7.50 per hour - an extra 30p an hour.The National Minimum Wage will rise as follows:Age 21-24 £7.05 - an extra 10p an hour. Age 18-20: £5.60 - an extra 5p an hour Under 18: £4.05 - an extra 5p an hour Apprentice: £3.50 - an extra 10p an hour
The Government's National Living Wage was introduced on 1 April 2016 for all working people aged 25 and over, and is currently set at £7.20 per hour. In April 2017 it will go up to £7.50. The current National Minimum Wage for those under the age of 25 still applies.
The rates from 1 October 2016 are:
£7.20 per hour - 25 yrs old and over
£6.95 per hour - 21-24 yrs old
£5.55 per hour 18-20 yrs old
£4 per hour - 16-17 yrs old
£3.40 for apprentices under 19 or 19 or over who are in the first year of apprenticeship.
The rate will then change every April starting April 2017. The rates from 1 April 2017 will be:
£7.50 per hour - 25 yrs old and over
£7.05 per hour - 21-24 yrs old
£5.60 per hour - 18-20 yrs old
£4.05 per hour - 16-17 yrs old
£3.50 for apprentices under 19 or 19 or over who are in the first year of apprenticeship.