Lucky punters upset the odds for Hill

William Hill has committed itself to paying the national living wage of £7.20 an hour to all 12,500 staff at its UK shops over the age of 18, seven years below the legislation being introduced by the Government later this year.

The company estimates that 4,500 staff will benefit from the pay rise, including 2,000 staff between 18 and 25.

William Hill’s chief executive James Henderson said: “Our shop colleagues are key to providing an enjoyable, responsible environment for customers in all our 2,370 locations and therefore think it only fair to extend it.”