Posted by Richard White, Partner
Changes to the National Minimum Wage (NMW)
As you know the minimum hourly rate most workers are entitled to is reviewed each year by the Low Pay Commission.
From 1 October 2015, the increased National Minimum Wage (NMW) rates are as follows:
- £6.70 for workers 21 and over
- £5.30 for workers aged between 18-20 years
- £3.87 for workers aged between 16-17 years (who are above school leaving age but are under 18)
- £3.30 for apprentices under the age 19 (or 19 or over for apprentices who are in the first year of their apprenticeship), and
- the accommodation offset increases from the current £5.08 to £5.35.
How does this link in with the National Living Wage?
The NMW should not be confused with the National Living Wage. From April 2016, there will be a compulsory National Living Wage which will act as a top-up for workers aged 25 and over. For more details on the National Living Wage, please click here.
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