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National minimum wage update: rates increase for most age bands

14th October 2016

As of 1 October 2016, the national minimum wage has increased for most age bands as set out below:  

  • Workers aged 21-24: from £6.70 per hour to £6.95 per hour

  • Workers aged 18-20: from £5.30 per hour to £5.55 per hour

  • Workers aged 16-17: from £3.87 per hour to £4.00 per hour

  • Apprentices (aged under 19 or in the first year of their apprenticeship): from £3.30 per hour to £3.40 per hour.

The national living wage (the minimum hourly rate permitted to be paid to those aged 25 and over) remains at £7.20 per hour.

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