Minimum wage rates rise today

In Britain the minimum wage rates are rising today to give around two million workers a pay rise.
The new minimum wage rates are:
  • National Living Wage - for 25-year-olds and over: £8.21 an hour (up from £7.83 - a 4.9% rise)
  • Minimum wage - 21 to 24-year-olds: £7.70 an hour (up from £7.38 - a 4.3% rise)
  • Minimum wage - 18 to 20-year-olds: £6.15 an hour (up from £5.90 - a 4.2% rise)
  • Minimum wage - 16 to 17-year-olds: £4.35 an hour (up from £4.20 - a 3.6% rise)
  • Apprentice rate: £3.90 an hour (up from £3.70 - a 5.4% rise)