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Date Published:04 Apr 2018 Last Updated:18 Jan 2022

National Minimum Wage and Living Wage Increase to £7.83

Employment Law Advice

The national minimum and living wage increased on 1st April 2018.

Rate of pay is categorised by age group, the current rates are as follows:

  • 25 and over – £7.83
  • 21 to 24 – £7.38
  • 18 to 20 – £5.90
  • Under 18 – £4.20
  • Apprentice – £3.70

For more information on rates please click here

The national minimum wage is the pay per hour that almost all employees are entitled to. The national living wage is a premium added to the national minimum wage for all workers aged 25 and over.

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