The Government has confirmed that it has accepted the recommendations of the Low Pay Commission  for increases to the National Living Wage and the National Minimum Wage.

From April 2018 the Government will increase the National Living Wage , which applies to workers aged 25 and over, by 4.4% from £7.50 to £7.83. The Commission has estimated that this will benefit over 2 million workers. At the same time, the National Minimum Wage rates will be increased as follows:

  • From £7.05 to £7.38 for 21 to 24 year olds
  • From £5.60 to £5.90 for 18 to 20 year olds
  • From £4.05 to £4.20 for 16 and 17 year olds
  • From £3.50 to £3.70 for apprentices

The National Living Wage is different to the Living Wage – a voluntary scheme whereby pay is calculated with reference to what employees and their families need to live on and is run by the Living Wage Foundation.

If you are being underpaid, you can take action. We’d like to talk to you to see what we can do to help, so please either call us anytime for free on 08000 614 631 or use the online form.

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