National Living Wage

From April 2016, all workers aged 25 or over must be paid the new National Living Wage of £7.20 per hour.

Currently the National Minimum Wage (NMW) for this age group of £6.70 per hour. Workers aged less than 25 years must continue to be paid the National Minimum Wage.

The current National Minimum Wage rates are:

  • Apprentices £3.30 per hour
  • Under 18s £3.87 per hour
  • 18 – 20 £5.30 per hour
  • 21 to 24 £6.70 per hour

Anyone above 24, the new National Living Wage rate must be applied.

HM Treasury have created a National Living Wage website that sets out employers’ responsibilities in more detail.