PRESS RELEASE: National Living Wage Is To Rise

The National Living Wage is to rise to £7.50 an hour from April this year, in line with Chancellor Philip Hammond's Autumn Statement and Spring Budget announcement.

The minimum wage for 25-year-olds will rise 4% from £7.20 to £7.50 an hour, in new plans set to go live on 1st April that will leave earners up to £500 better off.

Chancellor Philip Hammond said he hopes to give a big boost to the so-called 'National Living Wage', launched under his predecessor George Osborne's vision, in a bid to get it to £9 by 2020.

For further information visit https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates or http://www.acas.org.uk