National Minimum and Living Wage rates increase - 2018

11 Apr 2018 Joanne Duguid    Last updated: 13 Apr 2018

The national minimum wage and national living wage rates will increase on 1 April 2018

The national living wage which is for workers who are aged 25 or over, will increase on 1 April 2018 from £7.50 per hour to £7.83 per hour.  The rate depends on your age and whether you're an apprentice. The 2017 rates together with the rates as of April 2018 are detailed below:

Year

25 and over

21 to 24

18 to 20

Under 18

Apprentice

April 2017 (current)

£7.50

£7.05

£5.60

£4.05

£3.50

April 2018

£7.83

£7.38

£5.90

£4.20

£3.70

 

*Apprentices
Apprentices are entitled to the apprentice rate if they’re either:
- aged under 19
- 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:
- are aged 19 or over
- have completed the first year of their apprenticeship

Further information on the national and living wage can be found on the NI Direct website: https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/national-minimum-wage-and-living-wage

 

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by Joanne Duguid

Human Resources Manager

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