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New Rates of National Minimum Wage 2016

28th Oct 2016
Employment Law, Human Resources, Payroll

New Rates of National Minimum Wage 2016

The Government has published details of the new rates of National Minimum wage which took effect from 01 October 2016.

Current rates

These rates are for the National Living Wage and the National Minimum Wage from 01 October 2016

  • National Living Wage for workers aged 25 and over – £7.20 per hour
  • Minimum wage for workers aged 21 and over – £6.95 per hour
  • Workers aged 18-20 – £5.55 per hour (and those aged 21 and over doing  accredited training for the first 6 months of employment)
  • For young workers (i.e. 16/17 year olds) – £4.00 per hour

National Minimum Wage rates change every October. National Living Wage rates change every April.


Apprentices are entitled to the apprentice rate if they’re either:

  • aged under 19
  • aged 19 or over and in the first year of their apprenticeship

For more detailed information and guidance visit Gov.UK.

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