From next Monday 01 April 2019, the UK national living or minimum wage increases, so put on your helmet for cranial protection and tell the boss. Blame it on the National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Regulations 2019 SI/2019/603.
These are the hourly rises -
national living wage for those aged 25 and over: from £7.83 to £8.21
adult rate for those over 21 but under 25: from £7.38 to £7.70
development rate for those 18 or over but under 21: £5.90 to £6.15
youth rate for 16 and 17 year olds: from £4.20 to £4.35
apprentice rate for those under 19 or in the first year of apprenticeship: from £3.70 to £3.90
The maximum daily amount for living accommodation which is allowed to count towards pay for national minimum wage or national living wage purposes increases from £7.00 to £7.55.