October 9, 2015

Changes to the National Minimum Wage (NMW)

National |Minimum Wage

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.

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