Employees on minimum wage will see their salary increase this April, the chancellor has announced.
Setting out his Spring Budget in the Commons this afternoon, Rishi Sunak confirmed a raft of new measures to help the country get through the final months of Covid-19 restrictions.
From April 1, workers aged 23 and over will see their salary increase to £8.91 per hour.
The age threshold has also been lowered from 25 to 23 and over.
Currently, over 25s receive £8.72 an hour, while those aged between 21 and 24 receive £8.20.
Under the new rules, those aged between 21 to 22 will receive £8.36, workers aged between 18 to 20 will get £6.56 – up from £6.45.
Under 18s will get £4.62 – a rise from £4.55 – and apprentices will receive £4.30, up from £4.15.
The chancellor added that the £20 weekly increase for Universal Credit will continue for a further six months.
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