Advice Centre

National Living Wage Alert


Benchmark Recruit Employer Advice, advice-centre

With the introductiono of the compulsory National Living Wage in April there are changes also in place this October with new rates for under 25's. We thought it would be timely to issue an alert to make sure you're aware of the changes. Keep the below rates on your radar and ensure this October employees receive the pay rise. 

  • 16 - 17 year olds increase 13p to £4.00 per hour 
  • 18 - 20 year olds increase 25p to £5.55 per hour
  • 21 - 24 year olds increase 25p to £6.95 per hour 
  • Apprentices will increase 10p to £3.40 per hour 

At this stage there are no plans to increas the National Living wage for over 25's, andn this will stick at £7.20. 

To discuss employee retention and offering competitive salaries make contact with Rebecca Morris at Benchmark Recruitment on Rebecca@benchmarkrecruit.co.uk or 0114 221 0550