Caffe Nero will no longer give its staff a free lunch when they are on shift, as part of a "pay review" introduced in response to the new National Living Wage. From 11th April 2016 workers in the UK aged 25 and over got a 50p raise, bringing their minimum wage to £7.20 per hour. Caffe Nero has extended the rise in wage to workers below this age. Employees will still receive unlimited drinks such as tea and coffee while they are on shift. They will also get 65% off food they purchase but no longer get free food throughout their shift. Approximately 4,500 people are employed by Caffe Nero in the UK, both in store and at head office. Staff don't seem to be very happy about it as it was one of the benefits of working there.