Update: National Minimum Wage

30th September 2016

The annual changes to the minimum wages are due to come into force tomorrow, 1st October 2016.

The national living wage for workers aged over 25 remains £7.20 per hour since it was introduced in April of this year. The new minimum wages for younger workers from 1st October 2016 will be:

21-25 – £6.95ph

18-21 – £5.55ph

<18 – £4.00ph

Apprentices – £3.40ph

The minimum wage rates are reviewed annually and have been updated in October, but from 2017 they will be updated in April; an important date for both employers and employees to keep in their diary.