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28th Nov, 2021

Thousands of Redditch workers will receive a pay rise in April

Harry Leach 7th Jan, 2020

THOUSANDS of full-time workers in Redditch are set to receive an annual pay rise of up to £930 following a 6.2 per cent increase in the National Living Wage (NLW).

From April 1, the NLW will be increasing from £8.21 to £8.72 an hour for people over 25.

Nationally, nearly three million workers are set to benefit from the increases to the NLW, according to estimates from the Low Pay Commission.

Younger workers who receive the National Minimum Wage will also see their pay boosted with increases of between 4.6 per cent and 6.5 per cent, dependent on their age, with 21-24 year olds seeing a 6.5 per cent increase from £7.70 to £8.20 an hour.

Redditch MP Rachel Maclean said: “Work should always pay, which is why I’m delighted full time workers in Redditch on the National Living Wage will be £930 a year better off.

“This is a huge step on the UK’s journey to become the first country in the world to eliminate low pay in the next five years.”

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