The National Minimum Wage rates increased from 1st October, 2016 as follows:
- For workers aged 25 and over:
£7.20 per hour
- For workers aged 21-24:
£6.95 per hour
- For workers aged 18-20:
£5.55 per hour
- For workers aged 16-17:
£4 per hour
- For Apprentices under 19 or 19 or over who are in the first year of apprenticeship:
£3.40 per hour
The rate will then change every April starting April 2017.
The National Living Wage
The Government’s National Living Wage was introduced on 1 April 2016 for all working people aged 25 and over, and is set at £7.20 per hour.