National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Regulations 2015 come into force
Implementation date: 1 October 2015
The National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Regulations 2015 increase the hourly rate of the national minimum wage. The main rate of the national minimum wage increases from £6.50 to £6.70 per hour. The youth rate increases from £5.13 to £5.30 per hour and the rate for workers aged 16 to 17 increases from £3.79 to £3.87 per hour. The Government rejected the recommendation of the Low Pay Commission for the apprentice rate. The apprentice rate increases by 21% from £2.73 to £3.30 per hour. The rate of the accommodation offset increases from £5.08 to £5.35.