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New National Minimum Wage Rates from 1st October 2015

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The National Minimum Wage rates are updated each October. New rates come into effect today (1st October 2015) as follows.

£6.70 for workers 21 and over

£5.30 18-20 yrs

£3.87 for 16-17 yrs, who are above school leaving age but under 18

£3.30 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.

References

GOV.UK National Minimum Wage rates

ACAS

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