National Minimum Wage from 1 October 2016

The national minimum wage rates from 1 October 2016 are outlined below.

The National Living Wage introduced in April 2016 remains at £7.20 per hour for workers aged 25 years old and over.

The national minimum wage rate per hour depends on your age and whether you’re an apprentice.  The new rates from 1 October 2016 are:

  • £6.95 21 – 24 years old
  • £5.55 18 – 20 years old
  • £4.00 16 – 17 years old, who are above school leaving age but under 18
  • £3.40 for apprentices under 19 or 19 or over who are in the first year of apprenticeship.

You must be at least:

  • school leaving age to get the National Minimum Wage
  • aged 25 to get the National Living Wage - the national minimum wage will still apply for workers aged 24 and under.

Further information on the national minimum wage and national living wage can be found on the NI Business Info website

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