Minimum Wage Rate Increase

Here are the new National Minimum Wage rates for pay periods starting on or after 1 October 2016:

£6.95 per hour 21-24 years old
£5.55 per hour 18-20 years old
£4 per hour 16-17 years old
£3.40 per hour Apprentices under 19 and all apprentices in the first year of their apprenticeship

The National Living Wage for workers aged 25 and above remains unchanged at £7.20 per hour until April 2017.

You can check the National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage rates at any time by visiting