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National Minimum Wage Increase

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From 1 October 2016, the national minimum wage hourly rates increase. The national living wage for workers age 25 years or above remains at £7.20 per hour. 

The table below sets out the previous and current hourly rates for each category of worker.

 1 April 2016 - 30 September 20161 October 2016 - 31 March 2017
Apprentices£3.30£3.40

Young workers

(age 16-17 years)

£ 3.87£4.00

Development rate

(age 18-20 years)

£5.30£5.55

Standard adult rate

(age 21 years+)

£6.70£6.95

National living wage

(age 25 years+)

£7.20£7.20


Should you wish to discuss this issue, or any other employment law related issue, further please contact BakerLaw’s Head of Employment Andrew Peters on 01252 730766 or at andrew.peters@baker-law.co.uk 

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