National minimum wage rate for workers aged at least 21 but under 25 rises
Implementation date: 1 October 2016
The national minimum wage increases in line with the Low Pay Commission's recommendations. The National Minimum Wage (Amendment) (No.2) Regulations 2016 (SI 2016/953) increase the hourly rate of the national minimum wage for workers who are aged at least 21 but under 25 from £6.70 to £6.95 per hour. The rate for workers who are aged at least 18 but under 21 rises from £5.30 to £5.55 per hour, the rate for workers aged 16 or 17 rises from £3.87 to £4.00 per hour, and the apprentice rate increases from £3.30 to £3.40 per hour.
The national living wage, the minimum wage rate for workers aged 25 and over, is unaffected by these Regulations and remains at its initial rate of £7.20 per hour.