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National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage rate increase

Monday 3 April, 2017

The National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage has been increased from the beginning of this month (April 2017). Here’s what you should be earning if you are an Apprentice:

25 and over (in the second year of an Apprenticeship) - National Living Wage is now £7.50 an hour

21 to 24 (in the second year of an Apprenticeship) - £7.05 per hour

19 to 20 (in the second year of an Apprenticeship) - £5.60 an hour

Apprentice (any age in the first year of an Apprenticeship) - £3.50 an hour

Apprentices are entitled to the apprentice rate if they’re either:

  • aged under 19
  • aged 19 or over and in the first year of their apprenticeship

Example: An apprentice aged 22 in the first year of their apprenticeship is entitled to a minimum hourly rate of £3.50

Apprentices are entitled to the minimum wage for their age if they are both:

  • aged 19 or over
  • have completed the first year of their apprenticeship

Example: An apprentice aged 22 who has completed the first year of their apprenticeship is entitled to a minimum hourly rate of £7.05

More details: https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates