National Minimum Wage rates to increase

 From 1 October 2016 the National Minimum Wage rates will be:

  • £6.95 per hour - workers aged 21-24 years old
  • £5.55 per hour – workers aged 18-20 years old
  • £4 per hour – workers aged 16-17 years old
  • £3.40 per hour - apprentices under 19 years old or 19 years old or over who are in the first year of apprenticeship

The National Living Wage, which applies to workers aged 25 years old and over, will remain at £7.20 per hour.

From April 2017, the National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage rates will be uprated at the same time.

Employers should review pay rates prior to the changes to ensure they are compliant. 

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1 August 2016

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