National Minimum Wage from 1 October 2015

The national minimum wage increased on 1 October 2015.

The national minimum wage rate per hour depends on your age and whether you’re an apprentice.  The new rates from 1 October 2015 are:
 •£6.70 for workers 21 and over
 •£5.30 18-20 yrs
 •£3.87 for 16-17 yrs, who are above school leaving age but under 18
 •£3.30 for apprentices under 19 or 19 or over who are in the first year of apprenticeship.

These rates are usually updated annually in October. Further information on the national minimum wage can be found at:


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