These changes include the largest increases in a decade for the rates, that apply to 18-20 and 21-24 year olds. More employers than ever will be directly affected by these increases, including those who currently pay above the minimum.
Get prepared, see the new rates below and ensure you pay all your workers correctly.
These rates are for the National Living Wage and the National Minimum Wage. The rates change every April.
Year 25 21 to 24 18 to 20 Under 18 Apprentice
April 2017 £7.50 £7.05 £5.60 £4.05 £3.50
April 2018 £7.83 £7.38 £5.90 £4.20 £3.70
Apprentices are entitled to the apprentice rate if they’re either:
1) aged under 19
2) aged 19 or over and in the first year of their apprenticeship
Apprentices are entitled to the minimum wage for their age if they both:
1) aged 19 or over
2) have completed the first year of their apprenticeship