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New Rates of National Minimum Wage

28th Oct 2016
Employment Law, Human Resources, Payroll

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 m 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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