National Minimum Wage Rates Increase From 1st October, 2016

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.