National Living Wage Changes – April 2017

NLW and NMW Increases
The National Living Wage was introduced at £7.20 per hour in April 2016 for employees over the age of 25 with the stated aim of increasing this to £9.00 an hour by 2020. In the autumn statement the Chancellor announced an increase of 30 pence an hour effective from April 2017. Some observers believe this to be a slightly lower increase than might have been expected if the goal of £9.00 an hour is to be reached by 2020.
The new minimum rates of pay rates from 1 April 2017 will be:
National Living Wage
£7.50 per hour - 25 years old and over
National