National Living Wage in effect 1 April 2016

On 1 April 2016 the National Living Wage will become law. From this date employers need to pay eligible employees aged 25 and over at least the new rate of £7.20 per hour.

Workers will see the increase in their pay automatically from April if they currently earn less than £7.20 per hour and are eligible. Workers that don’t see a difference in pay are encouraged to speak to their employer or visit the website of employment organisation, Acas.

The National Living Wage will provide a direct boost to over one million workers in the UK this year – rewarding and providing security for working people. It is a key part of the Government’s plan to continue to move to a higher wage, lower tax and lower welfare society, building a more productive country and giving families the security of well-paid work.

Businesses can find out more by visiting the National Living Wage website. Join the conversation on Twitter by following @bisgovuk and the hashtag #NationalLivingWage.