17/03/2015 - The national minimum wage in the UK is to increase in October by 20p an hour to £6.70, the biggest real-terms rise in seven years, the government has announced. The hourly rate for 18- to 20-year-olds will increase from £5.13 to £5.30 (3%) and by 8p to £3.87 for 16- and 17-year-olds (2%). The statutory minimum for apprentices will jump by 57p to £3.30, an increase of 20% – the biggest ever rise.
The 2015 UK Living Wage rate has been set at £7.85 per hour, an increase of 20p per hour on the 2013 rate and £1.35 more than the national minimum wage of £6.50 per hour. The London Living Wage has been set at £9.15, an increase of 35p per hour compared to the 2013 rate and £2.65 higher than the national minimum wage. See the World Map of Living Wages and the list of Living Wage Employers.
- United Kingdom: Cost of Living Survey
- United Kingdom: Living wages
- United Kingdom: Living wages compared with actual wages and minimum wages
- United Kingdom: Living wages compared with minimum wages
- United Kingdom: National poverty lines
- United Kingdom: World Bank poverty lines
- United Kingdom: Housing, food and transport costs
- United Kingdom: Consumer prices for food