Increase to National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage

Gillian Cumming
Gillian Cumming
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In the Government’s Autumn budget, it has been confirmed that the national living wage and the national minimum wage will increase in Spring next year.

From April 2018, the national living wage (applicable to workers aged 25 and over) will increase from £7.50 to £7.83.

At the same time, the national minimum wage is set to increase as follows:

• 21 – 24 year olds – the rate will increase from £7.05 to £7.38;
• 18 – 20 year olds – the rate will increase from £5.60 to £5.90;
• 16 – 17 year olds – the rate will increase from £4.05 to £4.20; and
• apprentices – the rate will increase from £3.50 to £3.70.

If you have any questions about the national minimum wage, the national living wage, or any other employment law matter arising, please do not hesitate to contact the team on 0141 331 5150.

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