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It’s the time of the year when the National Minimum Wage rate increases

With effect from 1 October 2016 the National Minimum Wage will increase as follows :

  • 21-24 year olds – the rate will increase by 25p to £6.95 per hour
  • 18-20 year olds – the rate will increase by 25p to £5.55 per hour
  • 16-17 year olds – the rate will increase by 13p to £4 per hour
  • The apprentice rate will increase by 10p to £3.40 per hour

The National Living Wage rate which applies to everyone of 25 and over remains at its current level of £7.20 and will be reviewed in April 2017.

There has been a press release issued which announced that the reviews of both the National Living Wage and the National Minimum wage will be aligned to be effective in April each year with effect from 1 April 2017.

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