Policy paper

National Minimum Wage: response to the Low Pay Commission’s Autumn 2016 report

Provides the government's responses to the Low Pay Commission recommendations on National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage rates.

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Explains the government’s responses to the Low Pay Commission (LPC) recommendations. The LPC has recommended that the hourly rates should increase in April 2017:

  • from £7.20 to £7.50 for workers aged 25 and over (the National Living Wage)
  • from £6.95 to £7.05 for workers aged 21 to 24
  • from £5.55 to £5.60 for workers aged 18 to 20
  • from £4.00 to £4.05 for workers aged under 18
  • from £3.40 to £3.50 for apprentices

The government accepts these recommendations.

Published 23 November 2016