2016-17 Changes to the UK National Minimum Wage

As of 1 October 2016 the UK Government has accepted and implemented the Low Pay Commission’s recommendation to increase the national minimum wage for those aged 24 and under, for 2016-17.

The new per hour rates will be as follows:

Ages 21 – 24 will now receive £6.95 (from £6.70)

Ages 18 – 20 will now receive £5.55 (from £5.30)

Ages 16 – 17 will now receive £4.00 (from £3.87)

Apprentices will now receive £3.40 (from £3.30)

There are currently no plans to change the National Living Wage for those aged 25 and over, which will remain the same (at £7.20) until April 2017.

You must ensure you comply with these rates fully.

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