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National Living Wage introduced

National Living Wage

National Living Wage comes into effect on 1 April

On Friday 1st April the National Living Wage comes into effect – a £7.20 an hour rate for workers aged 25 or over, allowing more than a million low-paid workers a pay rise. 

This compares favourably to the national minimum wage of £6.70 an hour for age 21 and over (£5.30 for those aged 18-20), though the new National Living Wage does not apply to those yet to reach 25 years old.

The measures were included in the Chancellor’s Budget in July 2015, and are intended to rise to £9 an hour by 2020.

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