National Minimum Wage increase on 1st October 2016

National Minimum Wage increase on 1st October 2016

On 1st October 2016 the new rates will be:

  • £6.95 per hour - 21-24 years old
  • £5.55 per hour 18 - 20 years old
  • £4 per hour - 16-17 years old
  • £3.40 for apprentices under 19 or 19 or over who are in the first year of apprenticeship.

The rate will then change every April starting April 2017.

For National Minimum Wage advice - call the Acas Helpline on Tel 0300 123 1100 

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