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National Living Wage Increase from April 2018
Posted by: NCWA 24 November 2017
It was announced in the Budget on Wednesday 22nd November 2017 that the National Living Wage was to increase by 4.4% to £7.83 (up from £7.50).
The National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage rates that will apply from April 2018 are as follows:
National Living Wage (NLW) Adult Rate (for workers aged 25 years and older) -  £7.83 (up from £7.50).
National Minimum Wage (NMW) Adult rate (21-24 years)  - £7.38 (up from £7.05).
NMW for 18-20 year olds’ rate - £5.90 (up from £5.60).
NMW for 16-17 year olds’ rate - £4.20 (up from £4.05).
Apprentice (those under 19 years or those aged 19 or over in their first year of apprenticeship) rate £3.70 (up from £3.50).
The hourly rate is the average rate for the hours worked in the pay reference period, e.g., seven days.
More information on the National Living and the National Minimum Wage can be found on the National Minimum Wage page of the GOV.UK website (N.B. the rates on this page are the current rates and not the rates that will apply from April 2018).

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