National Minimum Wage to increase

27th September 2016

From the 1st October 2016, the National Minimum Wage (NMW) rates will be increasing as below:

  • 21 – 24 year olds – NMW will increase from £6.70 to £6.95 per hour
  • 18 – 20 year olds – NMW will increase from £5.30 to £5.55 per hour
  • Over compulsory school age but not yet 18 – NMW will increase from £3.87 to £4.00 per hour
  • Apprentice rate (for apprentices under the age of 19 or 19 and over but in the first year of apprenticeship) – NMW will increase from £3.30 to £3.40 per hour