Following the recommendations of the Low Pay Commission, the government will increase the national minimum wage from April 2018 to the following rates:
Apprentices: from £3.50 to £3.70 an hour;
16-17 year olds: £4.05 to £4.20 an hour;
18-20 year olds: £5.60 to £5.90 an hour;
21-24 year olds: £7.05 to £7.38 an hour.
The national living wage for those aged 25 and over will also increase from £7.50 an hour to £7.83 an hour from April 2018 (this will give a full-time worker an annual £600 pay increase)