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Minimum wage rates to increase from 1 April 2018

8 March 2018


National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage rates will increase from 1 April 2018

Employers should be aware that all minimum wage rates are to increase on 1 April of each year. This includes all National Minimum Wage rates and the National Living Wage rate.

Minimum wage – increased rates
Therefore, the minimum wage rates will increase on 1 April 2018 to:

  • National Living Wage (25 years old and over) - £7.83 per hour
  • National Minimum Wage adult rate (21 to 24 years old) - £7.38 per hour
  • National Minimum Wage (18 to 20 years old) - £5.90 per hour
  • National Minimum Wage (16 to 17 years old) - £4.20 per hour
  • National Minimum Wage (apprentice rate) - £3.70 per hour

Read more on National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage rates.