Changes to National Minimum Wage (NMW) April 2018

On 1 April 2018 National Minimum Wage increase for all 5 rates will take effect.

Age From 1 April 2018 (per hour) Current Rate (per hour)
National Living Wage (NLW) for workers aged 25 and over £7.83 £7.50
Workers Aged 21 and over £7.38 £7.05
Development rate for workers aged 18 to 20 £5.90 £5.60
Young Workers rate for workers aged 16 and 17 £4.20 £4.05
Apprentices aged under 19, or over 19 and in the first year of Apprenticeship £3.70 £3.50

Employers should review ages of employees to ensure they are paid the correct gross pay when carrying out your payroll procedures. At Shapcotts we check an employee’s age as part of the payroll bureau service we offer to clients.