New UK National Living and Minimum Wage Rates from 1 April 2018

    View Authors November 2017

    The UK government has confirmed that it has accepted the Low Pay Commission’s recommendations for increases in the rates of the National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage from April 2018.

    The rate of the compulsory National Living Wage for adults aged 25 and over will increase from £7.50 to £7.83 per hour on 1 April 2018.   

    The revised National Minimum Wage rates that will also take effect on 1 April 2018 are:

    • Workers aged 21-24 to increase from £7.05 to £7.38 per hour
    • Workers aged 18-20 to increase from £5.60 to £5.90
    • Workers aged 16 and 17 to increase from £4.05 to £4.20
    • Apprentices aged under 19 or in the first year of their apprenticeship to increase from £3.50 to £3.70.