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National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage rates (from 1st April 2017)

On the 1 April 2017 the National Living Wage (NLW) and the National Minimum Wage (NMW) increased.

Here’s what you need to pay your staff as a minimum per hour:

National Minimum Wage
Source: Gov.uk
National Living Wage (25+) £7.50
Adult rate (21-24)£7.05
Young adult (18-20)£5.60
16-17 year old£4.05
Apprentice rate£3.50

You can check you’re paying the right amount by using Minimum Wage Calculator.

“It’s a criminal offence for employers to not pay someone the National Minimum Wage or National Living Wage, or to fake payment records”.

More about The National Living Wage.

Don’t confuse The National Living Wage with the Voluntary Living Wage.