National wage rates from April 2017
National minimum wage and national living wage
Both were increased on 1 April 2017 and future increases in both will be on 1 April each year.
National Living Wage for those aged 25 or over increases from £7.20 to £7.50 per hour
- National Minimum Wage for those aged 21 – 24 increases from £6.95 to £7.05 per hour
- National Minimum Wage for those aged 18 – 20 increases from £5.55 to £5.60 per hour
- National Minimum Wage for those aged 16 – 17 increases from £4.00 to £4.05 per hour
- National Minimum Wage for apprentices increases from £3.40 to £3.50 per hour
Excuses from employers for not paying the appropriate rate have included:- The employee was not a good worker so I did not think they were worth it!