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Changes to the National Minimum Wage rates

On 1st October 2016 the National Minimum Wage rates for the different age bands and for apprentices will increase, all employers should be ready for this change.

3 things you need to know:

1.The new ‘National Minimum Wage’ for each age group
21-24 year olds must now be paid £6.95 or above
Youth Development Rate affecting 18-20 year olds should receive at least £5.55 an hour
16-17 year olds has increased to £4.00 an hour
Apprentice rate has increased to £3.40 per hour.

2.Check you know who is eligible in your organisation

3.Take the appropriate payroll action. .