National minimum wage rises
Implementation date: 1 April 2018
The hourly rate of the national living wage, the rate for workers who are aged 25 and over, increases from £7.50 to £7.83. The national minimum wage for workers aged at least 21 but under 25 rises from £7.05 to £7.38 per hour. The rate for workers who are aged at least 18 but under 21 increases from £5.60 to £5.90 per hour, the rate for workers aged 16 or 17 rises from £4.05 to £4.20 per hour, and the apprentice rate rises from £3.50 to £3.70 per hour. The accommodation offset increases from £6.40 to £7.00 per day. The increases were announced in the Autumn Budget 2017.