National Minimum and National Living Wage rates on 1 April 2018

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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
& over
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

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