National Minimum Wage

- Tuesday, April 17, 2018

  Minimum Wage Rises...

 

The new minimum wage kicked in on Friday, 6 April when at least two million workers will get a pay rise.

It follows November's Autumn Budget, in which Chancellor Philip Hammond confirmed hourly rates will rise across the board for employees in the country.

The National Living Wage has gone up from £7.50 to £7.83 an hour - that's a 4.7% rise on last year. The Treasury estimates the new wage will leave full-time workers on basic pay as much as £600 better off a year. That's the equivalent to £50 a month - 33p extra an hour.