Minimum Wage Rises for two million workers
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About two million of the UK's lowest-paid workers will get a pay rise from Thursday as the minimum wage goes up.
The National Living Wage will rise 2.2% to £8.91, the equivalent of more than £345 a year for a full-time employee.
It will also be given to 23 and 24-year-olds for the first time, not just those aged 25 and over.
Statutory rates for apprentices and those aged between 18 and 22 will also rise, along with the voluntary "Real Living Wage".
However, hundreds of thousands of low-paid workers on furlough will see no uplift at all after they were excluded.