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Changes to national minimum wage

03 October 2016 |

On Saturday 1st October 2016, national minimum wage increased across the UK. It is crucial for employers to be making changes in accordance with this increase. In doing so, you’ll ensure you avoid a fine from HMRC or the possibility of tribunal from workers.

While the national living wage of £7.20 per hour for those 25 years old and over has not increased, younger workers have all seen a rise in minimum wage. This sees those aged 21 to 24 now earning £6.95 per hour; those aged 18 to 20 earning £5.55 per hour; and those aged 16 and 17 earning £4.00 per hour.

In addition, apprentices under the age of 19, or those 19 or over and in their first year of apprenticeship, will now earn £3.40 per hour.

Our Employment team has a wide range of experience dealing with employer and employee disputes and contracts. For further information about this, or the changes to minimum wage, please contact Harriet Broughton on 01179 069463 or

The contents of this article are intended for general information purposes only and shall not be deemed to be, or constitute legal advice. We cannot accept responsibility for any loss as a result of acts or omissions taken in respect of this article.

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