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Did You Know National Minimum Wage has Increased?

13 October 2016 by Crystal HR & Payroll Ltd

Did You Know National Minimum Wage has Increased?

The National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate per hour depends on your age and whether you’re an apprentice – you must be at least school leaving age to get it.

The rates have increased meaning the NMW applicable to pay reference periods starting on or after 1 October 2016 are as follows:

  1. the main adult rate (for workers aged 21 and over) is £6.95
  2. the rate for workers aged between 18 and 20 is £5.55
  3. the rate for workers aged under 18 is £4.00
  4. the rate for apprentices is £3.40*

*This rate is for apprentices aged 16 to 18 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year. All other apprentices are entitled to the National Minimum Wage for their age.

The National Living Wage rate for adults age 25 and over will remain at the rate of £7.20.

Make sure you are using the correct rates.  For help with this or payroll and auto-enrolment, call us on 0121 569 2720 today or complete the contact us form below and we’ll be pleased to call you back for a no obligation chat.

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