National Minimum Wage Rates

December 4, 2017

National Minimum Wage Rates

The Government has accepted the Low Pay Commission's recommended rates for the National Living Wage (NLW) and the National Minimum Wage (NMW) rates that will come into effect on 1 April 2018:

  • The NLW, which applies to those aged 25 and over, will increase from £7.50 to £7.83 per hour;
  • The NMW for 21- to 24-year-olds will increase from £7.05 to £7.38 per hour;
  • The NMW for 18- to 20-year-olds will increase from £5.60 to £5.90 per hour;
  • The NMW for 16- and 17-year-olds will increase from £4.05 per hour to £4.20; and
  • The apprentice rate of the NMW, which applies to apprentices aged under 19 or those aged 19 or over and in the first year of their apprenticeship, will increase from £3.50 to £3.70 per hour.

The accommodation offset will increase from £6.40 to £7.00 per day for each day during the pay period that accommodation is provided.