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Minimum wage increase

The rates have increased as of the 1 April 2017, so employers must check they are adhering to the new rates.

From 1 April 2017

NLW rate for workers aged 25 and over


the main rate for workers aged 21-24


the 18-20 rate


the 16-17 rate for workers above school leaving age but under 18


the apprentice rate **


Employers paying less are in breach of minimum wage legislation and are liable be fined 200% of arrears owed to workers, up to a maximum penalty of £20,000 per worker.

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