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National minimum wage rises to £7.05 an hour

21 March 2017
Issue: 4592 / Categories: News

Increases to £7.05 from 1 April after commission report.

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has accepted the Low Pay Commission’s recommendations for increasing the national minimum wage rates from 1 April 2017.

The national living wage, which applies to workers aged 25 and over, will rise from £7.20 to £7.50.

The other changes are:

  • the adult hourly rate (for 21 to 24-year olds) will increase from £6.95 to £7.05;
  • the rate for 18 to 20-year olds will increase from £5.55 to £5.60;
  • the rate for 16 to 17-year olds will increase from £4 to £4.05; and
  • the apprentice rate will increase from £3.40 to £3.50.

From the same date, the accommodation offset will increase from the current £6 to £6.40.

Issue: 4592 / Categories: News
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