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The National Minimum Wage Regulations 2017

The National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Regulations 2017 have been published and are intended to come into force on 1 April 2017.

They will raise the national living wage to £7.50 per hour (previously £7.20) for those aged 25 or over. The new national minimum wage rates will be £7.05 per hour for those aged 21 to 24 (previously £6.95), £5.60 per hour for those aged 18 to 20 (previously £5.55) and £4.05 per hour for those under 18 (previously £4.00).

Employers should ensure that they put in place arrangements to comply with the changes prior to 1st April 2017.

If you need advice on how these changes may affect you, please contact our specialist employment lawyer Karl Thomas today.

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