National minimum wage increases from 1 April 2018

23 March 2018

The National Minimum Wage will increase with effect from 1 April 2018 to the following rates:

  • The National Living Wage for workers aged 25 and over will be £7.83
  • The standard adult rate for workers aged between 21 and 24 will be £7.38
  • The development rate for workers aged between 18 and 20 will be £5.90
  • The young workers rate for workers aged 16-17 will be £4.20

The accommodation offset will also increase from £6.40 to £7.00.

Employers who pay their workers at or around the National Minimum Wage should review their rates of pay in good time before 1 April and notify their workers of their increased rate of pay in writing.

By Michelle Tudor

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