Draft regulations to increase the National Minimum Wage published

By P&A Knowledge Team • 7 February 2017 • Posted in Employment Law

The draft National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Regulations 2017 have been laid before Parliament and are due to come into force on 1 April 2017. The regulations will increase the various rates of the National Minimum Wage (NMW) and National Living Wage (NLW) as follows:

  • the NLW rate for workers aged 25 and over will rise from £7.20 to £7.50 per hour
  • the NMW standard rate for workers aged 21 to 24 will rise from £6.95 to £7.05 per hour
  • the NMW development rate for workers aged 18 to 20 will rise from £5.55 to £5.60 per hour
  • the NMW young workers rate for those aged 16 and 17 will rise from £4.00 to £4.05 per hour
  • the NMW apprentice rate for apprentices under 19 years of age or those aged 19 and over but in the first year of their apprenticeship will rise from £3.40 to £3.50 per hour
  • the daily offset for the provision of living accommodation will rise from £6.00 to £6.40 per day.

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