National Minimum Wage to increase from 1st October 2016

From 1st October 2016, the National Minimum Wage for adults will rise by 3.7% to £6.95 per hour.

The National Minimum Wage is the minimum pay per hour almost all workers are entitled to by law.

It doesn’t matter how small an employer is, they still have to pay the minimum wage. The minimum wage rate depends on a worker’s age and if they’re an apprentice.

From 1st October 2016, the National Minimum Wage rates per hour will be:

  • Standard (adult aged 21-24)  = up to £6.95 from £6.70
  • Workers aged 18-20 = up to £5.55 from £5.30
  • Young workers = up to £4.00 from £3.87
  • Apprentices = up to £3.40 from £3.30

The new National Living Wage (the minimum wage rate for workers aged 25 and over) is set to come into force on 1st April 2016.

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