National Minimum Wage Changes: 1 October 2016


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Posted on 14 Mar 2016

The Government has announced increases in the National Minimum Wage from 1 October 2016.

The increased rates are as follows:

  • National Living Wage (workers 25 and over): £7.20 (no change from rate introduced on 1 April 2016)
  • Workers aged 21 to 24:  £6.95 (up 3.7% from £6.70)
  • Development rate (workers aged 18 to 20):  £5.55 (up 4.7% from £5.30)
  • Young workers rate (non-apprentices aged under 18 but above compulsory school age): £4.00 (up 3.4%  from £3.87)
  • Apprenticeship rate:  £3.40 (up 3% from £3.30).

The accommodation offset will also increase from £5.35 per day to £6.00 per day.

The Government has also confirmed that from April 2017 all National Minimum Wage rates, including the National Living Wage, will be increased in parallel.  

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