Changes to the National Minimum Wage (NMW)
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.