National living wage increases on 1 April 2017
The minimum wage for 25-year-olds will rise 4% from £7.20 to £7.50 an hour, in new plans set to go live on 1 April that will leave earners up to £500 better off.
Paying living and minimum wage
2016 saw the introduction of the national living wage and from 2017, increases to both living and minimum wage will take place in April which previously took place in October each year. The government will continue to focus on making sure employers are correctly paying the National Minimum Wage (NMW) and National Living Wage (NLW) in 2017 and the national living wage (for those aged 25 and over) will increase on 1 April 2017 to £7.50 per hour.