The Government accepted the recommendation of The Low Pay Commission and has announced that an increase to the minimum rate of pay will take effect from 1 January 2018. The minimum rate of pay from 1 January 2018 will be €9.55 per hour. This corresponds to an increase of 3.2% on the current rate of €9.25 per hour. The Low Pay Commission recommended in June 2017 that the National Minimum Wage for an experienced adult worker should be set at a rate of €9.55 per hour. If your organisation uses the inexperienced worker rates these will increase pro-rata additionally.