Minimum Wage Increases

The Government has confirmed that the National Living Wage for workers aged 25 and over will increase by 4.4% to £7.83 (up from £7.50) from April 2018.

The National Minimum Wage will increase at the same time as follows:

21-24 year olds—£7.38 (from £7.05)

18-20 year olds—£5.90 (from £5.60)

16-17 year olds—£4.20 (from 4.05)

Apprentices—£3.70 (from £3.50)

The Low Pay Commission has also recommended an increase in the daily sum that employers may deduct from worker’s wages where worker’s accommodation is provided by the employer from £6.40 to £7.00 per day. It is expected that this will also be adopted by the Government to take effect in April 2018.

The contents of this article are intended for general information purposes only and shall not be deemed to be, or constitute legal advice. We cannot accept responsibility for any loss as a result of acts or omissions taken in respect of this article.
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