Minimum wage increase 2018

The National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Regulations 2018 have been laid before parliament.

Increases to the national minimum wage

They provide for the annual increase to the minimum wage and national living wage with effect from 1 April 2018. The changes are as follows:

  • 25 and over - £7.83 (previously £7.50)
  • 21-24 - £7.38 (previously £7.05)
  • 18-20 - £5.90 (previously £5.60)
  • Under 18 - £4.20 (previously £4.05)

The accommodation offset

Kate Fretten is a Partner in the Frettens Employment Team. She explains "The accommodation offset will be £7.00 per day. The current accommodation offset is £6.40 for each day - midnight to midnight. You must make the accommodation available to the worker in a pay reference period, up to a maximum of £44.80 a week."

At Frettens, all of our solicitors offer a free initial meeting or chat on the phone to answer your questions. If this article raises issues for you or your business, please call us on 01202 499255 and Kate or Paul will be happy to discuss it with you.