National Wage Rise

10 February 2017

Grading and Salaries
From 1st April 2017, the current hourly rates will increase as follows:-

25 years and over – increase from £7.20 to £7.50
21 to 24 years – increase from £6.95 to £7.05
18 to 20 years – increase from £5.55 to £5.60
16 to 17 years – increase from £4.00 to £4.05 (not apprentices)
Apprentices – increase from £3.40 to £3.50 (under 19 or in first year of apprenticeship)

The Scottish National Living Wage will also increase from £8.25 to £8.45 an hour.

Employers must ensure that no employee earns less than the new National Minimum Wage rate and if Living Wage Accredited, must pay no less than the new National Living Wage rate.