Following our post on 1 December 2016, “National Living Wage to increase by 4 per cent in April“, the draft National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Regulations 2017 have now been published.
The draft Regulations are intended to come into force on 1 April 2017 and will increase the National Living Wage from £7.20 to £7.50 per hour. The new National Living Wage for workers aged 25 and over came into force on 1 April 2016, and is a premium added on to the National Minimum Wage.
The National Minimum Wage rates will also increase in April as follows:
- Workers aged 21 to 24: £6.95 to £7.05 per hour
- Workers aged 18 to 20: £5.55 to £5.60 per hour
- Young workers aged under 18 but above compulsory school age who are not apprentices: £4.00 to £4.05 per hour
- Apprenticeship rate: £3.40 to £3.50 per hour