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NMW Increase

As of 1st April 2017 the new UK National Minimum Wage (NMW) rates are:

Apprentice: Was £3.40, rising to £3.50
Under 18: Was £4.00, rising to £4.05
18-20: Was £5.55, rising to £5.60
21-15 (Adult rate): Was £6.95, rising to £7.05
Over 25 (National Living Wage): was £7.20, rising to £7.50

From 1st April onwards your wages must be adjusted accordingly. There will be no further increase in NMW until April 2018.

What is the difference between the National Minimum Wage and the National Living Wage?

• The National Minimum Wage (NMW) is the minimum pay per hour most workers aged under 25 are entitled to. The exact hourly rate payable depends on the worker’s age and whether they are an apprentice. 

• The National Living Wage was first introduced last April 2016. It only applies to employees who are aged 25 and over. On 1st April 2017 it rises from £7.20 to £7.50 per hour.

For more information click here, or if you are an employer and need help here click here.

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