4 April 2016

National Living Wage

The new National Living Wage comes into force from 1 April 2016.

The NLW rate applies to employed workers aged 25 and over and the initial rate, from 1 April 2016 is £7.20 per hour.  The Government announced they have a target of it reaching more than £9 an hour by 2020.

Employed workers below age 25 and apprentices will continue to be entitled to receive the relevant rates of the National Minimum Wage.

You can find the legislation introducing the national living wage here and we will be updating our NMW section shortly.