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National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage



The government has aligned the National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage cycles so that any increases in rates now occur in April each year. The rates applying from 1 April 2018 are outlined below.



16 and 17

18 - 20

21 - 24

25 and over

National Minimum Wage






National Living Wage






*Under 19, or 19 or over and in the first year of their apprenticeship.