National Minimum Wage increase

Monday 27 March 2017

National Minimum Wage Increase

Increases to the national minimum wage and national living wage will take effect on 1 April. The rates will be (figures in brackets show the current rate):

  • £7.50 per hour (£7.20) – 25 yrs old and over (national living wage)
  • £7.05 per hour (£6.95) – 21-24 yrs old
  • £5.60 per hour (£5.55) – 18-20 yrs old
  • £4.05 per hour (£4.00) – 16-17 yrs old
  • £3.50 per hour (£3.40) for apprentices under 19 or 19 or over who are in the first year of apprenticeship.

There are a number of people who are not entitled to the NMW/NLW.

  • Self-employed people.
  • Volunteers or voluntary workers.
  • Company directors.
  • Family members, or people who live in the family home of the employer who undertake household tasks.

All other workers including pieceworkers, home workers, agency workers, commission workers, part-time workers and casual workers must receive at least the NMW.