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Veale Wasborough Vizards , 26 SEP 2016

The National Minimum Wage (Amendment) (No 2) Regulations 2016 will come into force on 1 October 2016

The National Minimum Wage (Amendment) (No 2) Regulations 2016 will come into force on 1 October 2016
Michael Halsey
Partner, Veale Wasbrough Vizards

The regulations amend the National Minimum Wage Regulations 2015 to increase the various rates of the national minimum wage.

The new national living wage of £7.20 an hour for workers aged 25 and over, which came into force on 1 April 2016, will not change on 1 October.

The new minimum wages from 1 October 2016 will be:

  • for a worker aged 25 and over - £7.20 per hour;
  • for a worker aged 21 years and over (but not yet aged 25) - £6.95 per hour;
  • for a worker aged 18 years and over (but not yet aged 21) - £5.55 per hour
  • for a worker aged under 18 (but above compulsory school age) - £4.00 per hour; and
  • for a worker to whom the apprenticeship rate applies - £3.40 per hour.
All employers should ensure that these changes are implemented with immediate effect from 1 October 2016.

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