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.
|Apprentices*||16 and 17||18 – 20||21 – 24||25 and over|
|National Minimum Wage||£3.70||£4.20||£5.90||£7.38||-|
|National Living Wage||-||-||-||-||£7.83|
*Under 19, or 19 or over and in the first year of their apprenticeship.