NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE 2016

The National Minimum Wage (NMW) applies to nearly all workers and sets hourly rates which pay must not be allowed to fall below. The rate will depend on a worker's age and if they are an apprentice. 

The National Living Wage (NLW) was introduced on 1 April 2016 for all working people aged 25 and over and is set at £7.20 per hour. The current NMW rate for those under the age of 25 still applies.

From October 2016 the new National Minimum Wage rates for under 25's will be:

- £6.95 per hour for 21-24 year olds

- £5.55 per hour for 18-20 year olds

- £4.00 per hour for 16-17 year olds

- £3.40 for apprentices under 19 or 19 or over who are in the first year of their apprenticeship

For more details on the current rates of pay visit: https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates