National Minimum Wage increase
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.