National minimum wage rises
Implementation date: 1 April 2017
The National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Regulations 2017 (SI 2017/465) increase the hourly rate of the national living wage, the rate for workers who are aged 25 and over, from £7.20 to £7.50. The national minimum wage for workers aged at least 21 but under 25 rises from £6.95 to £7.05 per hour. The rate for workers who are aged at least 18 but under 21 rises from £5.55 to £5.60 per hour, the rate for workers aged 16 or 17 rises from £4 to £4.05 per hour, and the apprentice rate increases from £3.40 to £3.50 per hour. The accommodation offset increases from £6 to £6.40.
Following a government review into the national minimum wage cycle, from 1 April 2017, changes to the hourly rate of the national minimum wage and the national living wage take place at the same time in April each year.