Minimum Wage Rates - October 2016
The National Minimum Wage rates are updated each October. The National Living Wage is updated in April.
New rates from 1st October 2016 are as follows.
£7.20 for workers 25 and over
£6.95 for workers aged 21 - 24
£5.55 18-20 yrs
£4.00 for under 18s
£3.40 for apprentices under 19 or 19 or over who are in the first year of apprenticeship
The greatest percentage increase is in the rate for apprentices – up to £3.30 from £2.73.
A national living wage of £7.20 ph for workers aged 25 and over will apply from April 2016.