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National Minimum Wage

Published 15 April 2016

The following hourly rates of national minimum wage will apply from 1 October 2016:

  • The rate for workers aged 21 to 24: Up 3.7% to £6.95
  • The development rate (workers aged 18 to 20): Up 4.7% to £5.55
  • The young workers rate (non-apprentices aged under 18, but above compulsory school age): Up 3.4% to £4.00
  • The apprenticeship rate: Up 3% to £3.40

The new national living wage of £7.20 an hour for workers aged 25 and over, which comes into force in April 2016, will not change on 1 October 2016.

The Department of Business, Innovation and Skills has issued a new booklet on Calculating the National Minimum Wage which employers may find useful. It covers how to calculate the minimum wage, what counts as pay, what hours need to be counted, and how to enforce the national minimum wage.

Authors

Khurram Shamsee

Khurram Shamsee

London - Walbrook

+44 (0)20 7894 6566

Georgina Rowley

Georgina Rowley

London - Walbrook

+44 (0)20 7894 6997

Richard Loxley

Richard Loxley

London - Walbrook

+44 (0)20 7894 6383

Louise Bloomfield

Louise Bloomfield

Leeds

+44 (0) 113 251 4717

Alex Lock

Alex Lock

Bristol

+44 (0)117 918 2305

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