Minimum wage for apprentices to rise in April 2018

Following the budget statement on 22nd November 2017, the national minimum wage for apprentices will rise from £3.50 to £3.70 per hour in April 2018.

The increase of a further 20 pence comes after the Chancellor Philip Hammond accepted recommendations from the independent Low Pay Commission.

For 18- to 20-year-olds, the increase is from £5.60 per hour to £5.90, while 16- to 17-year-olds will see their minimum wage go up from £4.05 per hour to £4.20 and for 21- to 24-year-olds, it is going up from £7.05 per hour to £7.38.

The Living Wage Foundation, which estimates the real cost of living, suggests that the national minimum wage should be £8.75 per hour outside London, or £10.20 in the capital.