Minimum wage rates from 1 October 2016

The National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Regulations 2017

The Government has accepted the Low Pay Commission's recommendations for minimum wage rates for 2016-17.

The rates applicable for those aged 25 or under are set out below. For those over 25 the national living wage - described in the Government press release as 'in effect a fifth minimum wage rate' - will apply. The Low Pay Commission will make recommendations this Autumn on the rate of the National Living Wage to apply from April 2017.

**Structure, level and increases in the minimum wage**   
Current levelFrom April 2016From October 2016 - April 2017Increase
Adult rate (21+)NLW (25+) £7.20£7.20n/a
 Adult Rate (21-24) £6.70£6.953.7%
YDR (18-20)£5.30£5.554.7%
16-17 Yr Old Rate£3.87£4.003.4%
Apprentice Rate£3.30£3.403%

To read the full press release click here.

Published: 15/03/2016 09:41

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