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National Minimum Wage changes 2015/2016

The government has announced that the National Minimum Wage will increase by 3% for workers aged 18 and over and 2% for 16-17 year olds from October 2015. The largest increase this year will be to the apprentice rate, which is due to go up by 21%.

From 1 October 2015 Minimum Wage rates will be as follows:
 
  • Workers aged 21 and over, the rate will increase by 20p to £6.70 an hour;
  • The rate for 18 to 20 year olds will increase by 17p to £5.30 an hour;
  • The rate for 16 to 17 year olds will increase by 8p to £3.87 an hour;
  • The apprentice rate will increase by 57p to £3.30 an hour*.

*This rate applies to apprentices aged 16 to 18 and those aged 19 or over in their first year. All other apprentices are entitled to the National Minimum Wage for their age.

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