Note: National Living Wage 2017: How the 2017 pay increases for workers affected by the national living wage are likely to compare with those for other workers. 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.