The new National Living Wage (NLW) of £7.20 per hour for employees over the age of 25 comes in to force in April 2016. Employers are not bound to provide younger workers with the same rate of pay under this legislation, but a number of retailers are doing so anyway. However, 23 out of 40 retailers asked the question said they would not commit to pay parity for younger workers. Household names like WH Smith, Halfords, Next and Poundland are proposing to pay older workers more, simply because they are older. Age discrimination may be carved out by the NLW legislation, but it is difficult to see how it is anything other than discriminatory, albeit that it is allowed by law. That just does not seem fair.