National Minimum Wage increases – 1st October 2016
Age 25 and over – £7.20 per hour (This is the National Living Wage effective from April 2016 and so will not increase in October 2016)
Age 21-24 increases from £6.70 to £6.95 per hour
Age 18-20 increases from £5.30 to £5.55 per hour
Age 16-17 increases from £3.87 to £4.00 per hour
Apprentice rate increases from £3.30 to £3.40 per hour **
Please note that from 2017 the date for all minimum wage increases will be changed from October to April each year. This is to bring National Minimum Wage increases in line with the National Living Wage increases.
** This apprentice rate is for apprentices aged 16 to 18 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year. All other apprentices are entitled to the National Minimum Wage for their age.