Update - NLW and National Minimum Wage (NMW)

Update - NLW and National Minimum Wage (NMW)

NLW and National Minimum Wage (NMW)

Following the recommendations of the independent Low Pay Commission (LPC), the government will increase the NLW by 4.4% from £7.50 to £7.83 from April 2018. The government will also accept all of the LPC’s recommendations for the other NMW rates to apply from April 2018.

For youth rates, this represents the largest increase in 10 years.

The recommendations include:

increasing the rate for 21 to 24 year olds by 4.7% from £7.05 to £7.38 per hour
increasing the rate for 18 to 20 year olds by 5.4% from £5.60 to £5.90 per hour
increasing the rate for 16 to 17 year olds by 3.7% from £4.05 to £4.20 per hour
increasing the rate for apprentices by 5.7% from £3.50 to £3.70 per hour

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