National Minimum Wage Increase

A quick reminder that the National Minimum Wage will increase on 1 October 2015. The new rates are detailed below: -


Current Rate (2014)

New Rate (as of 1 October 2015)

Adult workers (21+)



18-20 year olds



Under 18






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

Should you require any advice in respect of the national minimum wage and its impact on your or your business please contact the employment law team on 01733 882800.

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