Note: National Living Wage 2017: The number of employers that had to increase wages for at least some workers in April 2016 due to the introduction of the national living wage. The national living wage was introduced on 1 April 2016 at a rate of £7.20 an hour for workers aged 25 and over. It will increase to £7.50 an hour from 1 April 2017. This XpertHR survey was conducted in February 2017.