National Minimum Wage Increase

The National Minimum Wage is due to increase on Saturday October 1st, 2016.

The minimum rate is dependent on the worker’s age,  and is shown in the table below;


Age Previous Rate New Rate
25+  7.20 (Living Wage) £7.20 (Living Wage
21-24 £6.70 £6.95
18-20 £5.30 £5.55
16-17 £3.87 £4
Apprentices £3.30 £3.40


The new rates of pay apply to pay reference periods beginning on, or after the 1st October and are compulsary – non-payment can be fined 200% of the amount owed!

For further information please call your local branch: